Today I sat down to the Legacy breakfast at Duquesne University and initiated the socially acceptable chitchat. I’ve walked this earth long enough to see the hand of God in everyday activity particularly when people are brought together and this is a prime example of serendipity. My new acquaintance is a professor of sociology and Holocaust Studies. I am writing a book some of which takes place in that horrible time and my new acquaintance asked me why I chose that period of time for my story and I wasn’t quite sure and told her as much and added, “How do people take away an entire group of people’s status as humans in order to commit atrocities?”
She told me that was the very reason she has studies and taught on the subject. How could anyone take away another person’s personhood? In my book, it is fear that tends to prevent good from protecting the innocent.
A few days ago, I became aware of this letter
If you double-click, you can read the font.
I had earnestly wished it was a hoax but, according to Snopes, it is authentic.
Do not let evil have its way by being polite or keeping quiet if you see or hear someone spew hate like this.
We are all humans, created in God’s likeness and all are His children. Because of this and because of nothing else, our value is inherent and cannot be stolen from us. But evil tries and good must be brave and oppose evil.