Sunday, December 27, 2009

Being Inspired by Others

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"Let me stress most emphatically that we who were rescuing children are not some kind of heroes. Indeed, that term irritates me greatly. The opposite is true. I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little."

--Irena Sendler

4 comments:

septembermom said...

Heartbreaking images.

God bless Irena for all that she did. She truly answered Christ's call to help her brothers and sisters in Christ.

Judith Ellis said...

Yes, the images are heartbreaking, Kelly. I wept watching the video. what's incredibly inspiring is her courage, strength, humility and love for others. She also said "I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality." She did whatever needed to save the lives of these children in spite of the great harm done to her and the possibility of imminent death. What bravery and selflessness! I also was so inpsired by the means she used to rescue these children. Many times we make excuses for helps others or for even moving forward in our own lives. She found ways. She created them. I just learned of her story this week and was completely in awe. She has inspired me immensely. The music composed to honor her that is played in the video is beautiful. She only passed last year. She was 98. I immediately thought of this scripture: "With long life I will satisfy you and show you my salvation."

Brosreview said...

This is very sad. One can do only a little something, but that alone accounts for a lot. If everyone did a little something for these unfortunate ones, this world could become a better place. After all, drops of water make an ocean.

Judith Ellis said...

Beautiful comment, Ajey. Thank you.