Jason Soroski is a homeschool dad and author of A Journey to Bethlehem: Inspiring Thoughts for Christmas and Hope for the New Year. He serves as worship pastor and in Colorado and spends his…More
- 2020 Jan 27
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
As we consider WWII, the rise of Nazi Germany, and the horrific atrocities that came with it, I am reminded that it was not really that long ago.
People who lived through that nightmare are still here.
Still alive and still sharing their stories.
Still wearing the numbers etched into their forearms.
Still bearing the physical and emotional scars of an experience I can barely imagine.
The holocaust is not ancient history. In the grand scheme of things, it is recent history: so recent that it could almost be considered a current event.
We would do well to remember that every time we marginalize 'the other' we are only a few steps away from the horror that now exists only in black and white images.
That a society which justified imprisoning, murdering, and attempting to completely annihilate an entire group of people is just barely in our collective rearview mirror.
Jason Soroski is a homeschool dad and author of A Journey to Bethlehem: Inspiring Thoughts for Christmas and Hope for the New Year. He serves as worship pastor and in Colorado and spends his weekends exploring the Rocky Mountains with his family. Connect on Twitter, Instagram, or at JasonSoroski.net.