1. We all have a past, some better than others, some worse than others. And, as children, we can’t control what happens to us most of the time. But as adults, we can. For some, staying in pain keeps them safe from facing the wonderful opportunities that we have in life to grow. Growing requires getting out of the comfort zone [even pain, if familiar, becomes a comfort zone], which requires hard work, and let’s face it – some people are just not up for the challenge.
2. Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer