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Triumphant

Today’s Catch-up prompt: What does triumph mean to you? 

If you subscribe the the Judeo-Christian faith, you understand the triumph in the first picture below.  But what is really special about these two photographs is that there is triumph, even in defeat.

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At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on top of Golgotha, Jesus Christ was crucified. According to the Christian faith, in his death, Jesus bore the sins of the world and paid the ultimate price, so that man might live eternal. At this site in Old Jerusalem, you can stick your hand down an opening to touch the top of the mountain.

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The Children’s Memorial at the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem (Yad Vashem). The memorial is hollowed out from an underground cavern, and pays tribute to approximately 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered during the Holocaust. Memorial candles, a customary Jewish tradition to remember the dead, are reflected infinitely in a dark and somber space, creating the impression of millions of stars shining in the firmament. The names of murdered children, their ages and countries of origin can be heard in the background. Though that period of time tried to wipe out an entire people from the pages of history, these children shall never be forgotten.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi there my friend! Very moving and poignant piece and the pictures really drove your point home. Reminders are a great way to never forget! Nicely done! 🙂

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