Prayer for Thursday (Yom HaShoah)

Today is the Jewish holy day of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers,
as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
~ Robert A. Heinlein

Lord, remember not only the men of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted upon us. Remember rather the fruits we have brought, thanks to this suffering: our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, the courage, the generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown out of this. And when they come to judgment, let all the fruits we have borne be their forgiveness.

(Found on a scrap of paper at the liberation of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in Germany)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My life is filled with awesome beauty and awesome joy.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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