Monday Blessing from Elie Wiesel

Your Monday Blessing, from Elie Wiesel’s 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech:

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”

Read the whole speech – not long, and deeply compelling, here:

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-acceptance_en.html

About bobjanisdillon

Unitarian Universalist minister, poet, husband, father, three-chord guitar wonder.
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