I got stuck on a hill on Saturday afternoon in the snow. My tires are a little worn, and my patience isn’t what it should be. So there I am, jamming on the gas impatiently, trying not to completely have a fit because my stepdaughter was watching and because my faith states that I need to be even tempered. So I’m pressing and pressing and the wheels continue to spin. Then a wonderful older gentleman came and gave me some great advice: “Back up just a bit and let the car work for you. If you keep spinning the wheels, the snow will turn to ice under your tires and you will never get up that hill.” It worked! Soon enough I was back on my way, slipping down the road until I arrived safely at home.

 

Isn’t life like that? So often we apply too much gas, attempting to power through a situation and losing ground in our eagerness to move forward. Which brings me to the topic that is on my mind:

Adnan Syed is still imprisoned.

I say that because with all of the press about the appeal, all the hope that came with Asia agreeing to testify and the many, many interviews of Prosecutor “I’m not authorized to speak” Urick, it is easy to feel like we hit the climax of the story, and we all are coasting back down. We may be weary of the story and feel like it has come to a close. Believe me, the story is still continuing. Whether or not we move on, Adnan and those who love him still have to face the facts: Adnan Syed is imprisoned.

It is so easy to become complacent, to get weary in well doing. Don’t let that happen. If we let off the gas now we might not make it up the hill. There is a lot more at stake here than whether or not we have to take a different way home. Please, enjoy these times of victory and celebrate the breakthroughs, but realize the fight is not over. Keep speaking out, keep donating, keep spreading the word! I leave you with this scripture, it expresses this better than I could:

Galatians 6:9 (ASV) And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

 

Don’t become weary in well-doing.

Until next time,

René

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