Saturday, May 30, 2009

Excerpt below I took from a NY Times op-ed about the genocide happening in Sudan. The author quoted Elie Wiesel, holocaust survivor and author of "Night" to bring his point home.

“It is so much easier to look away from victims,” said Mr. Wiesel, in a speech at the White House in 1999. “It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes." Indifference to the suffering of others “is what makes the human being inhuman,” he [Elie Wiesel] said, adding: “The political prisoner in his cell, the hungry children, the homeless refugees — not to respond to their plight, not to relieve their solitude by offering them a spark of hope is to exile them from human memory. And in denying their humanity, we betray our own.”

God let this not be my attitude. And make us all aware if we find this in ourselves.

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