How Do We Respond with Love to a Crying World?

May 27, 2019

In lifeless bold letters across a slab of concrete, the word “Indifferenza” (“Indifference”) is etched at Milan’s Holocaust Memorial. The somber word, heavy with plaintive meaning and tragic history, serves as both a constant and cautionary reminder of the grave horrors that can befall humanity if we give into such a state of apathy. The museum stands where Platform 21 used to, a train station that seventy years ago was secretly used to load Jews onto trains headed for death camps. The museum opened in 2013, and in taking seriously the writing on the wall, recently has sheltered and accommodated foreign refugees: an influx of men, women, and children who have fled war, hunger, and persecution in northern Africa.  Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize winning novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor, knew well the consequences of a world lulled by the nefarious pitch of indifference:…
Source: Word on Fire Blog

0 Comments

You May Also Like…

2020 Maryvale 28th Sunday OT

2020 Maryvale 28th Sunday OT

Five things to look for in Pope Francis' new encyclical, 'Fratelli Tutti'  Oct 6, 2020 by Thomas Reese in  ...

2020 Maryvale 27th Sunday OT

2020 Maryvale 27th Sunday OT

The Southern Cross monthly magazine will be available at Maryvale at the beginning of October for R30.  Please...