Saturday, September 05, 2015
When the news about the flood of refugees fleeing Syria, and the heartbreaking death of Aylan Kurdi and his brother and mother came later in the week it reminded me of the 'what it's not'. It's not compassionate, it's not humane, it's not kind. It's also not right to just be a spectator or to engage in clicktivism without further action.
So, what can we do? What should we do?
We have donated to the UNICEF appeal, we have written to our Ministers about both the Syrian refugees and other asylum seekers waiting to be properly processed here in Australia, and we lit a candle for Aylan and all the others. We see you and we will remember you.
So, they're not ranunculus, I guess we'll know what they are when they flower. It is my hope that our compassion, humanity and kindness will flower with them.