Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Prayer from WWII for 9/11

The following is attributed to an anonymous person from the Ravensbruck concentration camp from World War II.

Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will,
but also those of ill will.
But do not remember all of the suffering
they have afflicted upon us.
Remember rather the fruits we brought,
thanks to the suffering:
our comradeship,
our loyalty,
our humility,
the courage,
the generosity,
the greatness of heart that has grown out of this.
And when they come to judgment,
let all the fruits we have borne be their forgiveness.


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