Outside Yad Vashem


Deliberate Sketching

Watercolor of People Outside Yad Vashem Outside Yad Vashem

Visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial for the victims of the Holocaust, left me feeling pensive, sad and worried. How could this happen, could it happen again? Other visitors seem to feel this way too, you can see it in their body language as they sit outside the entrance waiting for their rides. Their heads are down and they seem to be looking inward to their own thoughts.

You have to worry when the news is full of politicians using bigotry as an election tool. We are seeing blatant manipulation. The blaming  of victims, encouragement of physical and psychological abuse of minorities, proposals for ethnic expulsion, pledges to change laws that protect rights and citizenship, and use of nationalism to justify it all brought Hitler into power. It has all been done before and the playbook for it is in our museums.

This is a pencil, pen and watercolor…

View original post 1 more word

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

1 thought on “Outside Yad Vashem

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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.