Remember .

Day nineteen – Remember – lent challenge 

we remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
The soldiers we fought where a army of made of individuals , that where lost and wounded to war.

Wanted to share two extracts from wartime diaries the first one is from a view from the Corner shop ” by Kathleen Hey the diary of a Yorkshire shop assistance during World War Two.

The second from Etty a diary 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum a vibrant young Jewish lady who lived in Nazi occupied Amsterdam ,her diaries run from 1941 -1943 .

Friday 3rd September 1944.

National day of prayer

Only heard one comment all day on the national day of prayer , and that was a women who noticing a bill hung up in the shop announcing prayers at church today and harvest festival next week.
She said ” so that’s why t’old lad where ringing his bell so early this morning, I thought there must be something special . He’s a lad for services is the t’ Vicar.
When I turned on he wireless and heard the parson’s voice droning I turned it off.
These days of prayer seem to me utterly ridiculous our enemies are praying to, how can the lord satisfy us both , besides it seems to me disgusting to ask god to bless such bloody fighting and I am not convinced we are in the right.
The time for prayer is when we were on the slippery slopes of peace, why where we silent then.
Kathleen hey

26th may 194?

It is sometimes hard to take in and comprehend, oh God, what those created in Your likeness do to each other in these disjointed days. But I no longer shut myself away in my room, God, I try to look things straight in the face, even the worst crimes, and to discover the small, naked human being amid the monstrous wreckage caused by man’s senseless deeds.
Etty Hillesum

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

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