Germany’s and Austria’s Shame

August 27, 2010 at 8:02 Leave a comment

Think of the children of the Nazis who did horrific things to people from 1933 to 1945.  They were innocent of their father and mothers crimes.  However, from many years all over Germany was a collective shame.  Imagine in a German history class talking about what your country did to the world and murdering millions of people.   It wasn’t discussed. .  People don’t talk in the streets and if they do its soft voices.  They cannot stand the noise of children playing.  If I could talk again on earth I would not be welcome there.  I laugh loudly and would talk all the time and I let my children scream and laugh as they played.  Americans committed mass murder of the Native American Tribes across the United States.  I do not recall any shame felt whites for enslaving millions of Africans and for killing thousands of Native Americans.   In Austria (according to people I know) never talk about their welcoming Hitler into their nation.  As a result they are high on etiquette and low on morals I say all of this to point out the guilt can only be released into freedom by confessing our sins.  Some of us have terrible things in our lives and we to confess to someone as while to the Lord but also have to confess our sins to one another in the Church.   Corrie ten Boom was speaking at Church and afterwards a man approached her.  She recognized him as the guard at the concentration camp that abused them her and her sister who died there.  Since the war he had become a Christian and came to her for forgiveness.

If you stole something give back or repay them for it.  If slandered someone confess it to them.  If are holding a grudge against the person or jealous of a person admit to them and ask for their forgiveness.   Always confess your sin to our compassionate Father.   Our only response to harm is to pray for them and do good to them.
14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matt 6:14-15 (NIV)

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV)

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:38-48 (NIV)

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be your son; make me like one of your hired men.. 20 So he got up and went to his father.  “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound. 28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, who has squandered ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'” his property between them.

Luke 15:11-32 (NIV)

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

The Wrath of God and His Appeasement Spleepless

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed



%d bloggers like this: