I usually fail to connect the following two sentences into one thought.
Somebody should do something. I am somebody.
What will I do? The question doesn’t ask me what the government will do. It doesn’t ask what the church will do. It doesn’t even ask what my neighbor will do. Somehow I have convinced myself that “they”, whoever that may be, should do something, but I am not the one to do it. I have exempted myself. But this question won’t let me step aside. It pushes me to the edge until I cry, “Okay, I will do something!” I am accountable for me, and my sins of inaction outweigh my sins of action. Besides, what I will do may prompt others to action. My model of action may prove more important than my actual action.