Saturday, December 09, 2017

Saturday Synaxis

A prayer found beside a dead child in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in 1945, apparently written by a victim of the Holocaust:

O Lord, remember not only the men and women of goodwill, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted; remember the fruits we have bought, thanks to this suffering--our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart which has grown out of all this, and when they come to judgment, let all the fruits which we have born be their forgiveness. Amen.