Reach Out And Help Somebody

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” Isaiah 61:1 (English Standard Version)

Holocaust survivor, humanitarian, and author Elie Wiesel has spoken on indifference many times. He said “Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes, we must interfere. Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” Mr. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and in his book, “Night,” he described in vivid detail how his family was sent to concentration camps in Nazi Germany. He spent his life advocating for the rights of those who suffered while others indifferently stood by, watched, and turned their heads.

God wants us to put His love in action and show love where it’s not seen or spread or shared. He wants us to give His love to those that are shamed, tortured, overlooked, broken, and victimized without regard to race or social status just as He’s done for us.

Written By Rosie S. O’Neal

7 thoughts on “Reach Out And Help Somebody

  1. Very excellent post Marques!
    I love the topic, and it needs to be said to people. Speak up for those who are abused who have no voice.

    (I don’t know) I’m not judging this man, I’ve have never heard of this man nor do I know his religious beliefs whatsoever.

    I’m just passing along a thought.
    I couldn’t help but wonder, when he accepted his world-recognition nobel prize, did he take the credit, or did he use the opportunity to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ instead of himself?

    I think of Paul or Peter for example getting such a world prize, and I can’t imagine them taking credit, and leaving Jesus barely mentioned in the credits somewhere in their acceptance.

    May we all give Jesus all of the honor when we’re privately tested.

    Do you ever think about stuff like that brother?

    It’s great to hear from you, and God bless you buddy.

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    1. Hi, Lee. Honestly, if God allowed me to achieve some awesome world accolade, I can say with certainty that I’d acknowledge Jesus Christ publicly and proudly. I’d see it as an opportunity to share the Gospel with those viewing.


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