Saturday, November 28, 2020

Tag: Willing Blindness and the Gradual Seduction to Evil

Willing Blindness and the Gradual Seduction to Evil

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from Jesse’s Café Américain:
“I was satisfied that I wasn’t personally to blame and that I hadn’t known about those things. I wasn’t aware of the extent of the crimes.

But one day I went past the memorial plaque which had been put up for Sophie Scholl in Franz Josef Strasse, and I saw that she was born the same year as me, and she was executed the same year I started working for Hitler.

And at that moment I actually sensed that it was no excuse to be young, and that it would have been possible to find things out.”

Traudl Junge, Hitler’s Secretary

What is surprising is not that we are called to do so much, but rather, so little.   

Love and be grateful to God, treat people as you would like to be treated with respect, kindness, mercy and forgiveness.  Do not lie or steal or cheat,  do not be proud and look down on your fellow creatures, and act with honor and respect for the gifts of His creation.