Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Babi Yar

Babi Yar

The quiet of the park belies it’s past. It seems impossible that anything awful could ever happen here. But this is Babi Yar. This is a place out of a nightmare, a site of mass murder, horror, and hate.

But on this day, it was peaceful and calm. People covered the steps of the monument in flowers — things of fragile, fleeting beauty — wishes and memories.

This is how we honor the departed. We remember. We pray to God it never happens to us or to our children. And for as long as we live, we keep moving forward.

In response to The Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge

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  14. On WordPress 3/9/13 to Two Red Tornados
    Beautifully written – poetically pithy. I pray to God too, to Jesus Christ, fully man yet fully God, spit upon, beaten, cruelly flogged, mocked while suffering, ostensibly sentenced to die for claiming to be God, the loser in a democratic clemency decision by a large crowd led by high ranking Jewish priests and scholars. In fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus of Nazareth, had healed all sorts of serious diseases, cast out demons – restoring sanity, returned good for evil, and taught us all what it means to forgive and to love. By His blood we are healed, we are set free from the power of sin and death.
    My prayer ten long years ago was to see people the way God sees them, His creation. He answered my prayer and has given me an irrepressible enjoyment of people. He has compelled me to encourage, challenged me to forgive and bless those that persecute. I don’t merely hope for no harm to come my way, I invest my time to be useful in combating divisive thoughts that rebel against God and His commandment to love one another. I suspect you do too.
    I’m a blogging newbie. This is my first reply on WordPress. I honor you and the feelings you wish to convey. God bless you.

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