Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Night...

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, you'll know that I am a member of a book reading club, here in Windsor.

One of the reasons I decided to join this group of fellow readers, is because not only do I feel I need the fellowship, I find that I really cannot stand much of what is airing on television (TV), these days.  In fact, when I have the TV on, it is quite often just in the background, because I am doing other things.  Like writing blog entries.  lol

Seriously, more and more, I find I just cannot stand the comedy shows and indeed most of what people are watching today.  Between foul language, sexual stuff and of course, all the spiritual stuff that relates better to the occult than Christianity, I find myself cringing, when I decide I want to watch TV.

That is one reason why I enjoy the Create Channel, so much.  Thank you, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), especially from USA!  At least on that channel, I receive good, clean, interesting programming!

Sorry, for sort of airing my opinion, but it had to be said. 

What I just wrote about is one reason why I've been reading more, than in the past.  Of course, it helps that I haven't had any recent complications with my eye, either!  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

Back to my reading group. 

Some of the books we've read and discussed together in our group, have been what I would call a good read.  Others, have not really been my cup of tea.

Even so, I am truly glad for the fellowship, as I said.  Another thing I am thankful for, is being introduced to some books that I have never heard of, or wouldn't necessarily have selected as reading material.

One such book written by Elie Wiesel, is entitled Night.

When first hearing the title of the book, I recall making a remark in a joking way, asking if the author's next book would be called Day!  Silly me!  Little did I know, but he had indeed written another book, with that title!

In fact, after reading the book, I felt badly that I had made a joke about this, at all.

Night, was one of the best books, I've read throughout 2011.  In fact, I made a remark to our group leader, that I felt the book should be compulsory reading by all high school students.  He replied that the book is one that some school systems have on their list of required reading.

I was happy to hear this.

In this age of groups wanting to erase history, regarding WW2 and how Hitler and his crew tried their best to wipe out the Jewish community of Europe, it was heartwarming, yet heartbreaking to read this book.  Okay.  I realize my remark sounded more like an oxymoron than anything else, but it is true.

It broke my heart, yet did my heart good to read someone's life story about their time in a concentration camp.  Especially knowing, they survived.

It did my heart good to know that there are those still living who want to preserve history and not change it; rewriting it, the way some of the religious groups around, want to.

Read it, for yourself.  I'm sure you'll see what I mean.  You may feel varied emotions, while doing so.  Like I did.  But, in the end, I'm sure you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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