Men Of Evil

Posted by M ws On Thursday, October 4, 2012 1 comments
The following prayer was found amongst the personal belongings of a prisoner who died in a concentration camp:

Lord, when you come in Your glory, do not remember only the men of good, but remember too the men of evil.

And on the Day of Judgement, do not remember only the acts of cruelty, inhumanity and violence that they carried out...

but remember too the fruits that they produced in us because of what they did to us.

Remember the patience, courage, brotherly love, humility, generosity of spirit and faithfulness
that our executioners awoke in our souls.

And then, Lord, may those fruits be used to save the souls of those men of evil.

-Author Unknown-

This prayer reminds us that we should fight evil with goodness and prayers. No matter how justified, the use of force and violence is a win for the other side.

At the same time, it makes me wonder how a human be so forgiving especially under those circumstances. In fact, in today's patient and self-indulgent society, it seems like a myth.

Nonetheless, it is up to each one of us to make this world a better place.

Have a pleasant evening, everyone!

*Have been very busy today. My apologies for this delayed posting.

1 comments to Men Of Evil

  1. says:

    modernlifeisrubbish Dear MWS,

    "Lord, when you come in Your glory, do remember the men of good, but remember too the men of evil.

    And on the Day of Judgement, do remember the acts of cruelty, inhumanity and violence that they carried out...

    but remember too the fruits that they produced in us because of what they did to us.

    Remember the intolerance, cowardice, hate, arrogance, meanness and treachery
    that our executioners awoke in our souls.

    And then, Lord, may those fruits be used to condemn the souls of those men of evil."
    -----
    It is so much easier to say the above prayer than the earlier one.

    An evil deed repaid with evil will caused evil to proliferate in this world. The only thing that perpetuate life is to repay evil with goodness.

    That said, if a person's family is seriously hurt, and god forbids if there is still strength in that person, would s/he not repay the evil act with another? Or would s/he instead show kindness to the perpetrator?

    The forces of entropy is irresistably hard to resist most times. Perhaps why films about revenge are still well-received.

    Have a great weekend :-)

    * A posting delayed is better than a posting never.

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