Nia – (Purpose)

This fifth night we lit a candle of hope for, Nia. 

With so much in this world, directly and indirectly affecting us and humanity as a whole, it is vital we understand our purpose. 

“When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.” – Martin Niemöller

My purpose is to SPEAK OUT when I see wrong. For if I do not speak for my brothers and sisters, my children, I am left alone and become equal to no one. I firmly stand for together we can because eventually the people in power, who are continually abusing their power, will be abolished. As the poem and history show, the word evolution, is a bit exaggerated.

Even so, I must have hope for this… My purpose to make a difference in as many lives as possible. This is why I am an educator. Especially, for those future students of mine who are in desperate need of a guiding hand. My purpose is not only to teach inside the class, but make their world, their classroom where they can grow and learn to battle the many obstacles we face in this world.

What is your purpose?