What have we learned since humanity was gifted with that wisdom? The more we rush through our days, too distracted to pause and examine our beliefs, the more dangerous this world becomes.
If we refuse to empathize, emptiness is our due.
An unarmed young man was killed while walking home from the store, committing the crime of wearing a hoodie after dark.
If one of us is targeted by prejudice, we all are.
Our children sleep in clean, warm beds while other parents, torn by war, grieve unimaginable loss.
If some of us are unsafe, we are all unsafe.
If I’ve got a ticket to heaven by virtue of my religion, while “non-believers” are sure to “burn in Hell for eternity,” what lie about God have I believed? If my God, my idea of Perfection, is capable of unspeakable cruelty, what am I capable of?
We are here to love and be loved, unconditionally, selflessly, now. There may not be another twenty-four hundred years left for us to get it right.