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The purely righteous do not complain of the dark, but increase the light; they do not complain of evil, but increase justice; they do not complain of heresy, but increase faith; they do not complain of ignorance, but increase wisdom.

-Rav Kook

Sometimes the challenges in our country, community or family can feel overwhelming. And we wonder, what can I do?! I don’t think Rav Kook is saying that we only sit by passively and think positive thoughts. I believe he is calling us to action—and that action can take many forms—but action that is motivated by a loving heart. So, maybe we should check in with ourselves and with our righteous indignation, and ask ourselves what is motivating us, ask ourselves how we regard others, and ask ourselves if we seek goodness or strife. These aren’t easy questions and they don’t have easy or simple answers, but the inner dialogue is a good place to start.

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