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Thursday, December 27, 2012

A New Hero

Yesterday I was introduced, though Facebook, to this man....

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His name is Chiune Sugihara. I had never heard of him before. I searched further and found out why he was so significant as I watched this:

There is a longer (six-part) report on this on You Tube if you want to see more. This is just a short clip of that program.

The most amazing thing about Mr. Sugihara is that he went against his own government. With the understanding of Japanese honor, that is truly shocking. He really took a risk.

One of the things he said touched my heart....

"If you have an opportunity to help someone in your lifetime, do it. In life, do what's right because it's right, and leave it alone--no ulterior motive. Do what is right. Don't make money from it. Don't write an article about it. Don't publicize it. Do what's right because it's right."

Sometimes I think we get so wrapped up in policy. We allow these things to talk us out of doing the right thing for others around us.

What a great man! Such an amazing example to the world!

1 comment:

Julie Souter said...

Hi Julie,
I just found this blog and I was so touched by your uplifting and life assisting comments!
These will bless many people! Thanks for your service to God through your posts!
Julie Souter

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