“Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. İt is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice. İt is about a revolution of love that is big enough to set both the oppressed and the oppressors free." ~ Common Prayer: A Liturgy For Ordinary Radicals
“Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing.” ~ Brandon Sanderson in Oathbringer Been loving this quote I read few weeks ago. I’ve found it can so applicable, both for helping us approach ourselves with grace when we don’t show up the way we need to, and for approaching others who don’t appear to be acting in line with their stated values....
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.” ~ C.S. Lewis in his 1939 sermon, Learning in War-Time
“For myself, I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else." ~ Winston Churchill, 1954
The lack of a currently viable solution is not a legitimate reason to disregard a problem. See also