“I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.”

John 1:23


In Scripture, John the Baptist calls out to prepare for the coming of Jesus. But whose voice have I been talking about in these writings? You must be a bit puzzled by now.

The voice I’ve been speaking of is the collective voice of those who suffer and those who care about the suffering—all those who object to the unjust ways some people are treated.

They are the voices of those who want stop the unequal treatment of those dealing with mental health issues—those who are excluded from activities and meaningful friendships, those who are unfairly considered not to have credibility.

These writings are to give courage to those who are looked down on and to those who want to lift them up.  To help them all take their places as brothers and sisters in their communities.

These voices belong to those who believe in the love of God for all. They’re voices that believe in justice.

My prayer is that God will help you, the readers, take notice. My hope is that change will occur—in big ways and small ways. This, I believe, is God’s will.

Speak if you can speak.
Write if you can write.
Be a friend to one who has none.

“Give justice to the poor and the orphan;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
 Rescue the poor and helpless;
deliver them from the grasp of evil people.”

Psalm 82:3-4




This has been Part 6 of the series A Voice of One Calling. Read Part 7 – Mother Teresa.