Monday, October 08, 2007

Similar Humanity and Compassion

"Years after the Spanish civil war, George Orwell used to tell the tale of his refusal to kill a fascist soldier. Crawling close to the enemy trenches, he caught a fascist in his rifle sights who was holding up his trousers as he ran. Orwell could not pull the trigger. 'I had come here to shoot at 'Fascists'; but a man who is holding up his trousers isn't a 'Fascist', he is visibly a fellow creature.' Would that the world could witness similar humanity and compassion today from those who worship the Creator of humanity and serve the Author of compassion." ~~from Fit Bodies Fat Minds, by Os Guinness


deanna said...

Wow, Cherie, you've been busy! Your sidebar looks cool, the picture at the bottom of the page is beautiful, your experience with a mini-tornado is ultra-cool, and you're reading a cool book.

Humanity peers through the horrifying murk of deadly conflict in the sight of a guy trying to keep his pants up. Love it.

Cherie said...

Thanks for noticing all my new touches, Deanna! Thanks for the compliments on them, too. You can see I had some fun this morning, huh.

I thought you'd like that quote, and the book from which I gleaned it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Cherie, a big message in a small post. Thanks!

Cherie said...

Thanks, Annie. It really is a big message you are right about that.