I remember reading The Hiding Place when I was very young; sometime in middle school, I believe. I remember being especially impacted by the family’s act of bravery in the face of unparalleled evil. How she managed to forgive those who were responsible for the deaths of not only her family members, but of the many who died overall in the Holocaust, is beyond me, and can only come from God.

Even though she passed away over a decade before I was born, her story still sticks with me. If I were maybe born earlier, I could’ve had a chance to meet her.

Especially today, the world needs more shining examples like Corrie, with compassion and love for others.