Carol A. Hand
There are those who build walls and gated communities
to protect privileges and possessions
And there are those who courageously reach out
with compassion across borders that divide
to ease the suffering of others during desperate times
Protecting privilege comes with such a heavy cost
When will we realize the price is too heavy to bear?
It’s not me versus you, or us versus them
We’re all on this earth together
Each one carries gifts too precious to squander
The title of this post comes from a song written by Si Kahn, “What You Do with What You’ve Got.” It was playing through my mind this morning. I know I’ve shared it before but it seems fitting to share it again.
The song and words of the poem above came to me this morning as I once again choked back tears after watching the video Bob Ramsak shared yesterday on Piran Café. I hope you will all visit his post to learn more about “4.1 Miles.”
A word of warning – The following video may break your heart.
Though our hearts break, may we all do what we can to continue reaching across differences to ease the suffering of others.