Some long for “the good ol’ days,”
but I often wonder when those days were,
for it was not long ago that women were,
little more than servants
and minorities slaves
and anyone with any disability whatsoever,
mental or physical,
was to be locked away in poor houses,
neglected and abused.
No, friends, we cannot go back,
for to go back would be to be like Pilate,
who knew what was right
and what must be done,
but feared loss of face
and public outrage
and so washed his hands of the matter,
and handed over responsibility
to the bloodthirsty mob.
For that reason, we must press forward,
with Christ as our guide,
toward a better tomorrow.
We must do what it right,
because it is right
because it is good,
because we can.