Esther 8:6 For how can I bear to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?”
Esther finished her petition with two rhetorical questions, both of which implied that she would be unable to cope with the genocide of her people. This is a public revealing of Esther’s heart before the king. In the same way that he cares for the well-being of all those who dwell within his empire, Esther was concerned for the lives of her people – and this is a mark of good leadership.