From Pine View Farm

Martyrdom 0

On this week’s Speaking of Faith, the guest was Elie Wiesel. The description on the website says

A survivor of the Holocaust, in which he lost most of his family, Wiesel is a seminal chronicler of that event and its meaning. Wiesel shares some of his thoughts on modern-day Israel and Germany, his understanding of God, and his practice of prayer after the Holocaust.

In the course of the interview, the definition of “martyr” came up. Wiesel said something very wise. I do not claim that this is an exact quotatation, but it’s pretty damned close. You can follow the link and hear the show:

“We Jews and you Christians too know something about martyrdom. A martyr is someone who is willing to die for his faith, not kill for his faith.”

Food for thought.


Comments are closed.