I had a girl for a hero!
But my prayer to God is that the next generation will do a better job of selflessly loving each other, of opening their ears and their hearts to each other, than my generation has.
Those who are poor, who are destitute, who are wronged and marginalized, are perhaps closer to the heart of Jesus than anyone else in this world; that is why he called them “blessed.” Many more women and children fit into this category than do men.
Both my childhood hero and my grown-uphood hero each wrote a parable about flowers!
Having lost her friends to the Nazis, Miep Gies made one last attempt to win their release, witnessing to the strength of a love that does not count the cost.
Miep Gies never wanted anyone to look up to her, but we can learn from her story how to be a neighbor to those who are oppressed and marginalized because of prejudice.
Hanneli Goslar sacrificed out of her poverty and risked her own life to offer a gift of love to her friend.
In Hanneli Goslar, Anne Frank had found a friend who would be more loyal than a sister to her during her darkest hours of suffering.
"I know what I want, I have a goal, I have opinions, a religion and love."