Pilate

Some long for “the good ol’ days,”

but I often wonder when those days were,

for it was not long ago that women were,

legally,

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.