December 11, 1939
"A conversation with the doctor. We always come back to the same point: 'The church may not mix in politics', he says. And I tell him that when you are a Christian and profess that God is almighty, there is no single area of life from which you can eliminate God." --from the journal of Diet Eman
Over the weekend, I indulged my love for good books with "Things We Couldn't Say". It's the semi-autobiography of Dutch student-turned-resistance-worker Diet Eman. The above quote comes from the context of how to respond to the German Occupation. When Germans started to persecute the Jews, Christians were very divided about forming a RResistance Many believed that they were subject to the Germans as a higher authority God had placed over them, and therefore "resistance aagainstthe established government was, quite simply, sin". Just to put that quote into context for you... Anyway, it's an excellent book. Her transparency is convicting, and the circumstances of her life forced mine into perspective. (any hardship in my life is mminuscule) There's my update. Borrow this book from your library (good luck finding it) or buy it at Border's (it is so blatantly NOT leftist-communist-crap i doubt you'll find it there either) or do what I did: borrow it from an employer who shares your love of solid WWII era history.
((this'll be the last you here from me until after conference. i'm working all the way up to friday morning & leave that afternoon. however, since beks has abandoned the caravan, mayhaps she will guest post for me?))