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.