There was once a community center that served many in the community. It was a place where children came to play after school and programs were available for helping with homework and even finances. It was a place for fun, for building relationships, and of safety. One person lovingly called it the jewel of the community.
But the city council decided this community center was not worth it and moved to close it down. Many people went along with this plan and did nothing to oppose it.
What can we do? they might have said. It’s probably for the best. I don’t know much about it anyway.
Maybe they convinced themselves that it wasn’t worth the time or even the risk of speaking up. So they buried their power and moved on.
- Matthew 25:14 - 30