A convert from Judaism who still accepted death in a Nazi concentration camp wrote these worthwhile thoughts, always a well of encouragement in disorienting, harsh times.
And if the darkness would not allow itself to be penetrated by the heavenly light, there were nevertheless some places always predisposed for it to blaze.
A ray from this light fell into the hearts of our original parents even during the judgment to which they were subjected.
This was an illuminating ray that awakened in them the knowledge of their guilt, an enkindling ray that made them burn with fiery remorse, purifying and cleansing, and made them sensitive to the gentle light of the star of hope, which shone for them in the words of promise of the “protoevangelium,” the original gospel.
As were the hearts of the first human beings, so down through the ages again and again human hearts have…
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