Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Boy in the stripped pyjamas...
On my day off I got to sit in starbucks and read a book. This is the book I was reading, it was sad and heart renching. Here is an innocent boy, observing the cruelty of mankind to one another through the eyes of a child. It is horrifying and yet a stark reality that we are so very sinful, so very corrupt.
This little boy saw that there was no difference between him and the small boy on the other side of the fence. Except one wore stripped pyjamas. One wore the Jewish sign on his arm and the other was swept along with a nation full of hatred...yet innocence is at the heart of his outlook.
Jesus said "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Mtt 18:3). Jesus wants us to love the Lord like a child, unquestionable trust, obediance and Joy. Looking at the world and not getting the lines blurry, not letting greed and hatred take over, not letting race or colour or religion stopping us from loving one another and telling the Gospel to those around us.
This book is a moving story, well written and clever in its unveiling of the truth...Go read!