Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Today, as I was thinking about the crucifixion of Jesus, I was reminded of a slim volume, Night, by Elie Wiesel. It is not possible to adequately describe the content of this book in mere words. The memoir is a poignant and powerful look into Nazi death camp terror.

Wiesel writes, "One day when we came back from work, we saw three gallows rearing up in the assembly place, three black crows" (61). One of the victims was a young boy, "the little servant, the sad-eyed angel" (61). As the child hung from the gallows, dying, Wiesel heard a man asking, "Where is God now?" (62).

If you have not read this book, find some time to read it.

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