Thought for the day, Sunday 7th November

“As long as coal miners die young and in agony so that we can have cheap electricity; so long as farm workers and their children become desperately ill because of exposure to deadly chemicals that help make our food cheaper; as long as workers at our favourite ‘big box’ store can be forced to work overtime without pay and to skip lunch breaks so that we can consume cheap consumer goods, goods which are manufactured by people whose working conditions are even more horrible – we are complicit, whether actively or passively. As Abraham Heschel, the great Jewish thinker and scholar, observed, we live in a world where “few are guilty, but all are responsible.” I am not free until you are free; and an injury to one is really an injury to all. This is what ‘community’ really means.”
Unitarian Universalist minister Aaron McEmrys

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