of All People,
May it end!
of Jews by Hitlerian Germany is among the greatest
of the 20th century.
blame, I think must fall
on Martin Luther, who wrote, "So thoroughly hopeless,
mean, poisonous, and bedeviled
a thing are the Jews that for 1400 years they have
been and continue to be, our plague, pestilence, and
all that is our misfortune."
He suggested that the only way to baptize Jews was
by tying millstones around their necks.
I pray dear
God of Israel, and God
of All People, that the exemplary outreach
of Pope Benedict XVI to the Jewish people, will signal
for once and for all an end
to the tragic years of hatred which found
such violent and inhuman consummation
in the holocaust of World War II.
May respect and love for Your Chosen People, the family
lineage of Our Lord and Savior, increase so that the
evils of the past,
though never forgotten, will in some way
I pray in hope and love, to You,
God of Hope and Love and Forgiveness,
2013 - Donn B. Murphy
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