Choose Love Over Hate
CHOOSE LOVE OVER HATE. It sounds like such an obvious choice, doesn't it? And yet, how often do we make the wrong choice? We just have to turn on the evening news to see. In schools, in the workplace, on the streets and in the marketplace. Our world has too long been divided by hatred, fear and misunderstanding. Hoping things will change is great, but it's not enough. Isn't it time to give peace and love a chance? Over half a century ago, men like Oskar Schindler and my father, Olek Glazewski, defied the forces of evil and did what was right and noble. What an incredible example they set for us all. So what can we do today? Plenty!
Although the Nazi Holocaust is over, there are holocausts - mass murder in the name of ethnic cleansing - like Rwanda, Darfur and Bosnia - that have stained mankind ever since. While we have to protest these atrocities - with letters, mass marches and speaking out - we have to realize that the seeds of these disasters lie in our individual hearts. If we look away, we are just guilty as the perpetrators of evil. Every time someone rejects another or causes emotional or physical pain to another, because of their differences, that is bigotry. That is racism. I hope my film and book inspire tolerance of those who pray to a different deity, look different, or look at the world differently. And lastly, I hope it inspires unconditional love – not just romantic love, but the love of fellow human beings. We needed that so much back then. We certainly need it now.
I invite you to share your experiences and revelations with a community of like-minded people. It is my hope and belief that the discussions that unfold here will prove to be enlightening and meaningful. I thank you in advance for your courage, your curiosity and your compassion.
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