Sunday, June 12, 2011

Still Remembered

June 12, 1929: Anne Frank born.

A remarkable young lady whose life was cut short way too soon by the horror and hatred that was the Nazi regime of Adolph Hitler. She was a remarkable witness to the power of trust in a positive celebration of life. Her diary remains an intense and human document of the spirit of life. How one can believe that her tormentors and killers were doing anything good is beyond me.

At Spirituality and Practice I found this great reflection on her life appropriate for today:

"Her voice was preserved out of the millions who were silenced," writes Ernst Schnabel, "this voice no louder than a child's whisper. . . . it has outlasted the shouts of the murderers and has soared above the voices of time."
She was a true giver of grace.

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