January 27, 2005

Pause. Breathe. Consider.

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation. A lot has been written in the paper and the 'net this week to commemorate it, to explain it, to disect it. I don't want to add to what's been said, except to pass along the following for your consideration:

May the men who hold the destiny of peoples in their hands, studiously avoid anything that might cause the present situation to deteriorate and become even more dangerous. May they take to heart the words of the Apostle Paul: "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men". These words are valid not only for individuals, but for nations as well. May these nations, in their efforts to maintain peace, do their utmost to give the spirit time to grow and to act.

~ Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Lecture, November 4, 1954

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