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Jan. 15th, 2010 at 2:39 pm
Just a little while ago I was sitting at my desk and happened to be chatting a little bit with an older man I had not met previously.Â He seemed very nice and I was enjoying the conversation.Â It was basically just small talk.Â He asked me about where I had been employed previously and among other things I told him I had worked in Salt Lake City.Â He then asked me if I was Mormon and I said yes.Â He said he knew we had a beautiful chapel with a congregation for single people nearby (he was referring to our chapel in Inwood) – I asked him how he knew and he said he’s interested in religion.Â Then he simply told me (I’m paraphrasing here):
At that point I asked him how he got out of there and his response: “that’s a long story.”
All I can say is that reading about the Holocaust or seeing a movie about the Holocaust is completely different from speaking with someone who was there.
He also told me (again, I’m paraphrasing a little bit) :
At that point I couldn’t help but remember and mention Micah’s words “do justly, love mercy and walk humbly before your God” and of course he knew the reference.
We talked for a little bit longer and then he left.Â It wasn’t the most extended conversation I’ve ever had, by any means.Â But certainly one of the most memorable.