Monday, 7 July 2014
“I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity.” ― Stefan Molyneux
This time in the Holy Land has been ‘interesting’. Being alongside some great and wonderful people and trying, with varying degrees of success, to share in the helping of those young people who would otherwise have little or no help. Education, welfare and health has been our goal – to give a hand to children in real crisis. To ask, listen, learn and find out what is needed and then to put that into action. All of this with the backdrop of great goodness, compassion and love on one hand and on the other, murder, violence, oppression, cruelty, lies, corruption (parts of the church not excluded) and the general sadness and tiredness of so many. It has been such a privilege to work and live alongside such resilient and kind people manifested in the family who has so generously accommodated and cared for me, doctors, teachers, dentists, social workers, parents and many others who have given so freely of their energy and time. Over the past few years I have been able to watch as young people have progressed and grown into good responsible citizens who will, I hope, bring a brighter future to this sometimes dark place. On returning to the U.K. I reflect on and share in the disgust at how some adults can abuse and show cruelty to young people – this behaviour staggers me beyond belief. I fully realise that this has always been the case but surely now with all our energy we must stamp out this cancer of a behaviour. If we want any hope of a decent world then we must care properly and compassionately with the next generation. We must break this cycle.