Sunday, September 11, 2011

For the day, ten years later

“O Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted on us, remember the fruits we have bought, because of this suffering - our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown out of all of this, and when they come to judgement, let all the fruits we have borne be their forgiveness.”

-The Ravensbruck Prayer, written by an anonymous prisoner of the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and said to have been found next to the body of a dead child.

Let us not forget those who had no say in the way their lives were ended and those gave the greatest sacrifice, but let us also remember that no matter the evil done against us, we are called to forgive.

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