Posted: September 25, 2017
When I was 19, I visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. As you can imagine, it made me physically ill to tour such a place. Our team leader kept repeating a quote credited to Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Jesus is the opposite of everything evil, and as his ambassadors, we have a responsibility to speak up when we see evil in our world.
"Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good." Romans 12:22
Jesus, I want to stand for all that You stand for: goodness, love, and grace. Help me to be bold when I see evil around me, and give me eyes to see those who are hurting and need You. Amen.