But what if we got to it sooner, at the start, at the source? Why must we always sit to the side, and let things happen, both to ourselves and to others? Why must we ignore those signs and feelings of something being wrong, and just let them slide? Why are we so afraid of speaking up… again, for ourselves and for others? Why do we let love disappear, and allow instead a rule by fear?
God, help us, please. Give us the strength for those uncomfortable yet invaluable conversations, even confrontations. Bless us with your love, please. In your name, I pray. Amen.