If you had any idea the attention that was drawn to you during the last couple years of your life, and continues unabated, it would have been very confusing to you. Youd have wondered what you could have possibly done to draw so much love, and so much hatred, from people you never knew. It had little to do with anything you did, or didnt do. It was about who you were, and what you represented. You were one of Gods children, and you came to represent innocence, purity, and the grace of God.
We see the hand of God every day. In a rainbow, a bird in flight, or a white rose covered in morning dew. When we look into the eyes of an innocent, trusting child, we see God. When we hear Where there is life, there is hope, we recognize the voice of God. When we hear someone begging, with great difficulty, for us to let them live, we feel the hand of God pushing us to help them. The presence of God brings comfort to His followers, and bathes us in love. But it strikes great fear in the cold hearts of Satans minions, and fuels their hatred.
Those who banded together to kill you, didnt just want to kill a woman. They wanted to kill truth, innocence, justice, and God. Whenever theyve witnessed the truth being told, theyve tried to silence it. But we will not be silent.
The battle we fought along side you, and continue to fight today, has been fought before. It consumed entire nations, and brought governments to their knees. It wiped out countless lives. We swore wed never forget, but many of us have. Even the children and grandchildren of many of the victims have forgotten. They become enraged when confronted with the fact that The Holocaust included the very euthanasia they now impose on their own family members. But some of us have not forgotten. So the battle rages anew.
We learned many hard lessons over the course of your extermination. Although those lessons were painful, many of them have been invaluable. Weve used those lessons to save others from the terrible fate you suffered.
When you died, I was ready to give up the fight. There didnt seem to be any point in continuing a losing battle. But it was brought to my attention that a woman in Georgia was about to be starved and dehydrated to death. She needed help, and she needed it fast. I couldnt turn my back. I joined with countless others in voicing our objections. Loudly! Because of the lessons we learned during your fight for life, we knew who to contact, how to contact them, what to say, and what not to say. And it worked! We had won our first victory in your name. And weve won a few battles since then, with a couple of them still ongoing. We expect to win those too.
Those who worked toward securing your murder, have worked toward securing similar murders. It was never just about you. It was about their hatred for God, and lust for murder. There continue to be many euthanasia-style murders, committed quietly, away from public scrutiny. But sometimes, someone shines a light, and Satans followers scatter like cockroaches. And that light is being shown brighter and more often. As more people see that light, they shine another light on another pending murder. The light gets brighter, and brighter.
Ive lost count of the number of precious lives that have been saved since your murder. If wed never heard of you, we probably wouldnt have heard of them either. They would have been murdered, without as much as a peep from the media. There would have been no public outcry. No one to come to their defense. But we did hear. We made ourselves heard. And lives were saved. So many miracles have come out of your tragedy.
Forced euthanasia is nothing new, but widespread awareness of it is new. That awareness was your gift to us. Our gift to you is what we do with it. We continue to save lives, in your honor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TERRI !!!
"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."
- - - Sophie Scholl
Sophie Scholl and Terri were both deprived of most of their natural lives. I like to think Sophie was there to welcome Terri. The Nazis killed her when she was only 21. But they couldn't break her. "You'll be on trial next," she told them, and they were. Today Sophie is commemorated everywhere in Germany. There are more than 100 schools named for her. She is triumphant in life and death alike. I hope she and Terri are both there to welcome you and me and all of their friends here below :-)
I pray for Terri's family to find comfort in knowing they will see her again. No family should ever have to go through what they did.
I wish to thank everyone on this thread who fights for those who can't, you guys do a great job! Keep up the good work. I wish I had more time to spend on FR but school keeps me busy.
A little off topic but I can't pass up an opportunity to point out that this thread and those of you on it are very popular "out there". People hang on your every word...:) Maybe they will learn something.
God bless you, 8mmMauser, for an AMAZING post! May I borrow it to share with friends of mine who, like me, would give a big AMEN to your words? They give me chills.
Also, thank you for the quote from Sophie Scholl. I recently saw the film "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" and marvel at this incredible story.
" Forced euthanasia is nothing new, but widespread awareness of it is new. That awareness was your gift to us. Our gift to you is what we do with it. We continue to save lives, in your honor."
Never more true.....