when you are handed glasses,
do not intentionally remove them
the glasses may show you horrific scenes-
blood, death, war, famine, oppression, injustice
but without the glasses
those horrific things will only continue.
it is our job
to never remove our glasses,
but instead to clean them
and wear them with pride.
the clarity that the glasses provide
build a pathway to the future
a future of change, equality, resurrection, liberation.
the glasses may show us suffering
but the glasses also show us the hope.
put on your glasses
and when you see the horror,
do not remove them.
take a step forward.