Days like today, it just feels like too much. Too much tragedy. Too much inhumanity. Too much indifference from people who should know better. Days like today, I feel so tempted to throw in the towel and stop trying to make things better, because it’s too much. I think of Moses, exhausted and unable to hold his arms up any longer. Who can bear it?

But I will not stop. We will not stop. We will take this pain and channel it into righteous anger against the evil of this world, and we will band together as brothers and sisters standing for love and mercy in the face of hatred and violence.

When we are out of strength, we will pray for more. We will tell our stories and our friends’ and neighbors’ stories. We will shine our light into every shadowy corner. We will work for peace. For understanding. For the freedom of every person to live without fear of harm.

And we WILL change the world.