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In Germany during World War II there was a Protestant church the stood near some railroad tracks. These tracks often carried Jewish families on their way to be exterminated by the Nazi death camps. The cries for help and justice were sometimes very loud and disturbing especially as the congregation worshipped.

The solution was a call for the congregation to sing louder so the cries wouldn’t be noticed. I wonder how many times we turn up our worship music or stick our noises deeper in the hymnal so we can pretend not to be aware that injustices abound around us.