Tail of a mouse

Monday June 18th, 1 Kings 21: 7 Jezebel his wife said, "Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I'll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite." 8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, placed his seal on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city with him. 9 In those letters she wrote: "Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people. 10 But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death." Who we surround ourselves with can sometimes be as important as who we are as a person. Ahab did not send Jezebel, nor did he stop her, nor did he create an atmosphere where that was the sort of thing that was not done. How often does our opportunities to do something good and right slip to the wayside all because we withdraw and say or do nothing. What happens in these situations is that the little guy always gets that shaft and more powerful always thinks justice and fairness prevailed. Desmond Tutu said, “If an elephant has it’s foot on the tail of a mouse and you say you are neutral in that situation, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” In what ways do we use neutrality as a cover for letting evil win?


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