“When our grandchildren ask us where we were when the voiceless and vulnerable of our era needed leaders of compassion and purpose, I hope we can say that we showed up, and that we showed up on time.”

Gary Haugen (via allthingsvictorious)

Add yours Comments – 10

  • Héctor

    on September 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Never lose hope…

  • becky

    on September 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    These words are so true. May we always help those in need.

  • 3tesla

    on September 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I reckon that speaking up for the powereless can be like being green/ecological – think global (e.g. join Amnesty International); act local (get involved in your own community).

  • 3tesla

    on September 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    “First they came for the communists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
    Martin Niemöller, German pastor (1892–1984)

  • hecconte

    on September 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    So true what @3tesla says!

  • Bouroux

    on September 9, 2011 at 2:35 am

    This quote reminds us that our actions today can catch up decades later. We must help vulnerable people without expecting compensation. Give to give, it’s the only way of loving. Compassion is something free.

  • hecconte

    on September 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Bouroux, that should be an entire new quote for the next post!

  • Fernando_gardena01

    on September 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

    quanto mais conheço os homen, mais gosto dos meus cachorros……

  • Intl Justice Mission

    on March 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Love the Gary Haugen quote. I work for Gary’s organization and we’d love to chat about ways you can get more involved. Email: getsocial@ijm.org -Austin