Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A Prayer of Reconciliation

During my visit to the East Anglia District I had the privilege of a wonderful tour of Norwich Cathedral. I was really impressed and moved by the feeling of living faith in the midst of such an ancient and awe-inspiring building and tradition.

In a side chapel was this prayer, found written on a piece of wrapping paper in Ravensbruck, the largest of the concentration camps for women in Nazi Germany.
O Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted upon us; remember the fruits we bought, thanks to this suffering, our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, the courage, the generosity, the greatness of heart which has grown out of this; and when they come to judgement, let all the fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness.  Amen.
I feel humbled and challenged. 

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