“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”

Posted: October 19, 2013 in The Kingdom Of Heaven
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Oskar Schindler was a Nazi who profited greatly from the persecution of the Jewish people during Hitler’s Third Reich.

When the Nazis were confiscating everything the Jewish people had, Schindler exploited the opportunity to become the proud owner of manufacturing facilities he didn’t build or earn.  He needed workers to run the operations of the facilities and the Jewish people made for great slave labor.  All he had to do was keep them alive.

But Schindler’s conscience began to convict him and he became aware of the delicate treasure he was holding in his hands: the lives of hundreds of people.

The fortune he’d made off of their suffering became a witness against him.  He was at a crossroads and a decision point that would determine his legacy.

By the time the Allies defeated Hitler, Schindler had spent almost his entire fortune buying back human beings who had been designated for the death camps.  He had saved over 1,100 people from death.

And yet, in the end, with papers of testimony in his favor of over 1,100 people, he grieved that he could’ve done more.

The Christian can watch this and react two ways: be convicted and mourn our own life’s works OR see that each day we are given means it’s not over.  There’s work to be done!


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