An blog by a member of the Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, to explore the nexus between contemplation and resistance. "The Christian must discover in contemplation, and in the giving of his life, those symbolic actions which will ignite the people's faith to resist injustice with their whole lives, lives coming together as a united force of truth and thus releasing the liberating power of the God within them." - James Douglass, Contemplation and Resistance.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Inside the Wire

One of the most important responses we can make to current natural and unnatural disasters is to look deep within our hearts and admit that we are guilty of the situation that has led to this. Is this not what we are asking Bush to do? Then why can we not show the path by doing the same ourselves? For we too have formed a deliberate fog of ignorance about ourselves, obfuscating the obvious truth that we are rich Christians in a world where 50,000 people a day die of hunger. We have told ourselves many comforting lies and partial truths to justify our uneasy conscience, but it has never rested.

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