Adam and I went to the Holocaust Museum while we were in DC. It was a very sobering and very emotional experience for me. I obviously learned about the history of the Holocaust in school but didn't know the extent to which the Jews and others were persecuted and inhumanley treated. I walked away from the encounter with a deep burden on my heart and couldn't get this quote that was etched in the wall out of my mind or heart.
What will my response be to the injustices of the world, what will your response be? Or maybe what has your response been? I walked away with a desire to educate my children, give of my resources, and be a voice for those that don't have a voice. I recently adopted a little girl from Tanzania and that is where I will start. I couldn't help but think this could have been me, my children, my family. They are just waiting for someone to notice them, to listen and to respond. Lord help us to step outside our own world and see the needs that you want us to meet. Help us to be your hands and feet.
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
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