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neurological dryer lint

dirty deeds... and the dunderchief


roads left in both of our shoes


so i just finished schindler's list... didn't think it was going to be much more than a history lesson.

so oskar schindler starts out as a german businessman looking to profit from cheap labor and eventualy becomes transformed by the plight of the jews and begins to work to save them from the camps. at the end of the movie, when the war ends, he walks out of the camp with the men and women working in his factory that he saved, and they hand him a ring as a gift in tribute to his efforts to save them... and oskar is overwhelmed, and it dawns on him that he has wasted so much money that he could have used to save more people. he stumbles around the yard, talking about how he could have sold his car, his nazi pin, just to save one more person. his friend itzhak tries to comfort him, but he breaks down in tears, and the men and women from the factory surround him in a giant group hug.

the ring has a saying in hebrew on it: "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

i think that's how the end will be for me... aware of the good i could do but slow to really step up and get in the game. my passion distributed selfishly, i will stare back at my life and weep at the good i could have accomplished.

and i long to hear my Lord say "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

and maybe this will have an effect. maybe it'll rev my engines a little bit more. maybe i'll crawl a little bit farther now.


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Blogger Rob Says:

what a beautiful, and terribly depressing, movie

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Blogger scott d Says:

Yes, I needed to see that movie as well. Why does it take so much to get our focus off of ourselves? We are selfish people.

Blogger B-Call Says:

i love that movie. the collectors edition dvd is outstanding.

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