Thursday, March 24, 2005
( 10:32 PM )
Last week, this week and next week are some very important anniversaries. They will be lost amidst politics and pressures, forgotten behind sensation, quiet in a time of loudmouths. But they are important to me, so I thought I would take this opportunity at the end of Holy Week to remember.
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty.
--Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador
Attorney Rosemary Nelson – Assasinated by a car bomb a block from her home, March 15, 1999 Lurgan, Northern Ireland (my mentor, former boss and hero)
Student Rachel Corrie – Killed by an Israeli tank while protecting a Palestinian home, March 16, 2003 Gaza
Archbishop Oscar Romero – Assasinated while giving mass, March 24, 1980 El Salvador
Reverend Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Hanged in Nazi death camp, April 9, 1945 Flossenburg
Rest in Peace, Saints of Justice. We remember, we live in the shadow of your examples, and we try to walk just a little in your footsteps.