Thursday, July 7, 2016

Elie Wiesel dies at 87 years

Elie Wiesel, (among other things) a Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, professor, Holocaust survivor, humanitarian, child of God, died last Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was an amazing person! He inspired and mentored many people from a wide array of faith traditions, and nationalities. 
   I have read about six of his books-he was a prolific writer. I found his books at once filled with despair and hope, struggle and peace, depressing and inspirational, autobiographical and universal, profound, insightful, challenging, poetic, prophetic, and reminiscent of the Psalms of lament-to employ a few descriptive adjectives among many more. 
   He was a man of deep faith, who, like a Jeremiah of old, was deeply compelled to speak truth to power. 
   May his life, memory, and legacy be a blessing to everyone. May God grant him shalom eternal. 

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