Battling Darkness with Light
On the 2019 National Day of Prayer and Holocaust Remembrance Day, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement:
“On this National Day of Prayer, I’m reminded why I pray every day that God’s purpose over my life will be more deeply rooted in my heart. It’s God who gives us the spirit of power, love, and sound of mind. To write the next chapter in our nation’s history, we need the guidance that only He can provide so our hearts and minds are open to seeing each other in God’s image. We’re all made in His image with unique talents and gifts. It’s there that we can find unity, which doesn’t mean uniformity but being the best version of ourselves and wanting that for our neighbors too.
“Today, we also must honor the memory of the Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust, along with the millions who suffered alongside them. Their suffering during one of the darkest times in history must never be ignored or forgotten. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the freedom that triumphed when the death camps were liberated and we renew our commitment to extinguishing racial hatred across the globe.
“As Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, the rabbi of Chabad of Poway, said himself, ‘We need to battle darkness with light. No matter how dark the world is, we need to think of light. A little bit of light, pushes away darkness. A lot of light pushes away much more.’
“So let’s all pray for the light to shine in the darkest places, today and every day.”