I'm not here today. I'm over at Mormon Mommy Writers, talking about Banned Books. More specifically, I'm talking about balancing our desire for uplifting media and the overwhelming need to not ban books.
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Those who hold power - whether it be the real, tangible power of the United States president or the more tenuous power of a popular kid in high school - should use their power to protect and serve those without it.
No matter how powerful an entity is, they cannot possibly protect everyone who needs protecting. There will always be more to do. More villains to destroy. More poverty to eliminate. More disease to eradicate. More. More. More.
Since the powerful cannot possibly protect everyone everywhere all the time, they have to make choices. Get involved in some disputes, leave others to work out on their own, mediate, ignore, send troops, send money, give nothing more than advice, watch helplessly from the sidelines.
I don't want to be the one who decides who gets help and who is ignored.
In choosing who to help, the interests of the powerful will be considered. Not necessarily because it's important to do so, but because the powerful person is mortal and fallible and it is inevitable.
All I can do is pray that our leaders act wisely, tread carefully, and listen to the still small voice that will invariably guide them to do what is right.