Benjamin Franklin once said: "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
I'm grateful that international outrage over the 276 girls abducted -- plucked from their beds by gun-wielding Islamist militants last month -- is reaching a fevered pitch.
When a pope tweets for justice there's hope.
For those who missed it, here's the unconventional Pope Francis' tweet: "Let's all join in prayer for the immediate release of the school girls kidnapped in Nigeria. #BringBackOurGirls.
On the military front, the outrage has moved some chess pieces. The leader of the free world has initiated military support, and Nigeria and four neighboring countries will share intelligence and boarder surveillance for the girls still held by Boko Haram.
I'm grateful that my children are safe, and I hope that the parents of these girls will be able to say the same thing some day soon.
Is it impossible for the girls to be returned safely? Hope, by definition is elusive, and some would even call hope impractical. And yet, who would have supposed that the Navy SEALs could sneak into Pakistani airspace and find Osama bin Laden?
There is hope but I, for one, believe it depends on our outrage.
Do your part: Be outraged.