Shows…

So I just got done crying after I watched this tv show that was mainly about people that survived the holocaust. It showed some pictures of people that were in Auschwitz, and it just brought tears to my eyes. That and the hatred that one human being can have for another human being.

There is no justification for that.  The horrors that people have gone through that, whether white, black, Jewish, Asian, Indian, whatever the race, and whoever the people were that did the hating, there is one thing that all people have in common. That Jesus Christ died for their sins, and if they repent of their sins, be baptized into his name for the forgiveness of their sins, and live a life dedicated to him, they can have a new life. There is still consequences for actions done before coming to Christ, but the bible says that in Christ, there is neither slave nor free, Jew nor Greek and you can become a new creation.

Jesus went through that hatred too, and not by people of another race, but of his own race! How horrible that must have been for him, I can only imagine the feelings he must have had about that, sadness, mercy, pain, sympathy. The bible says that he was just like us, only without sin… which to me, means that he went through some of the same emotions that we do…feeling the sadness that a person can hate another person so much as to put them to death based on their race… I am sure he felt that sadness.  Tough show. Tough emotions. So many, not enough words to put it all together adequately.

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2 thoughts on “Shows…

  1. The history nerd in me must point out that many of the people involved in the murder of the Jews were not, in fact, full of hatred. As Hannah Arendt points out in Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil , many Germans did not hate or like Jews…they just were ‘doing a job”. Eichmann went so far as to state he was doing the Jews a favor by keeping the trains on time and getting more of them on each train.

    Even worse, much of the physical labor in the killing was done by Jews themselves under the guidance of the Germans.

    Casual evil is just as bad if not worse than deliberate evil and is one more thing that probably led to the famous passage “Jesus Wept”

  2. Thanks for the post, love! And thanks Andrew for the history brief!

    It’s hard for me to separate a person’s involvment in this sort of thing from hatred. Though hatred may not be one’s intent, it may be the proper description of their involvment. But I’m going to have to think on that one for a while, get a better understanding of hatred and its relation to people.

    Either way it lands, many of the people were filled with hatred and worse. Yet Christ still offered even them forgiveness. He still offers forgiveness to us all. What a mighty God we serve!!!

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