Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Red Army liberating Auschwitz, Poland. You and I might like to believe in the world of 2015 it is impossible that this could ever be forgotten but, looking across the globe, not only is that not so but we encounter deniers who lie to themselves and others who insist that none of the nightmare that was the Nazi's Final Solution ever happened.
These people are not mis-informed. They are evil for so believing and persisting and insisting that the horrors that happened, didn't occur. You're busy and don't have the time for viewing this right now.
I almost understand, except because we don't all have the time for the truth, the lie gets yet another chance to spread some more and it oozes its way into more lives and we sink a little deeper in the muck of our own perdition.
Every year, there are fewer and fewer survivors of the camp who observe the anniversary of its liberation and someday in the not too distant future there will be no one with first-hand recollections. That's why today, in a world with strife and death driven by deep-seated and irrational hatreds of all kinds, we, each of us, needs to be a witness for the truth of the Holocaust and for injustice and murder anywhere we find it on this earth.
As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.