The following  prayer was found written on a piece of wrapping paper in the largest Nazi female concentration camp. It asks God to remember “…not only men and women of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted on us. Remember the fruits borne of this suffering: the loyalty, the humility, the courage, the generosity, the greatness of heart which has grown out of this. And when they come to judgment, let all the fruits which we have borne be their forgiveness.” Reading this  brought a tear to my eye and humbled me. I am not humbled in a diminished way, but rather in an expanded way. In these deeply divided and troubled times, I choose to see through a heart of forgiveness and respect. As I take this journey to Calvary with my Lord, I choose to stand with dignity for all people, including my own, with a humble heart of peace.

by Gracie