Yom HaShoah

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

         Yom HaShoah
            Holocaust Remembrance Day

Children in a line
    disappear one by one
        through a sooty door.

Who remembers
    what they are leaving,
        who they used to be?

Our fear is the fuel
    for the furnace.
        There is always more.

Forgiveness comes,
    but first we are stripped
        of our forgetfulness,

standing naked in line,
    breathing the foul air.
        There is no demarcation

between any of us now.
    A pile of ragged things
        we once clung to.

Who remembers
    who we used to be?
        They go first; we may follow:

children in a line
    disappear one by one
        into the mercy of God.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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