Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: November 4, 2016 — I was in Prison and You Visited Me

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL-Nov. 4, 2016-I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“I am, now as before, of the opinion that I did the best that I could for my nation. I therefore do not regret my conduct and will bear the consequences that result from my conduct.” — Sophie Scholl

The reality is that there is a vast difference between what is right and what is legal, between what is wrong and what is illegal. The reality is that what is legal and illegal is defined by those who have power and sometimes, oftentimes, throughout history the most vile acts have been sanctioned as legal. Slavery was once legal. Domestic violence was once legal. Marital rape was once legal. Sometimes doing right means breaking the law. Sometimes refusing to do wrong means suffering the consequence of becoming a criminal.

Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work.

Today’s Action: Watch the movie, “Sophie Scholl The Final Days. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXtC08tWxqA)

Today’s Sharing: What did you think about the movie? Share your stories on our Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine

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