Elie Wiesel has passed away.
No doubt much will said about him in the days ahead but Orthodox Christians should pause and remember that Elie Wiesel was the 1999 Recipient of the Patriarch Athenagoras Human Rights Award. Nothing speaks more to the goodness of Orthodox Christianity than to see such a witness to humanity honored by the Church. Here are some words to live by:
“There is divine beauty in learning… To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.”― Elie Wiesel