Recently in Why speak up I shared…
At any time, in my view, you are either a force for good or ill — opposing evil or assisting it:
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
— Edmund Burke
I know I come across as a sort of zealot at times. I know my views can appear harsh and judgmental — black and white. I know it. Truthfully: I feel an obligation to do the right thing and speak up — to tell the truth as I see it.
This morning I came across this — literally on my kitchen wall. It’s an inspiring quote that my wife uncovered years ago and popped on our kitchen noticeboard under a magnet in the last couple of days.
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action that’s important.
You have to do the right thing.
It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit.
But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing.
You may never know what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no result.