"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.
Friday, March 23, 2007
An Appeal to Soldiers
We want the government to seriously consider that reforms mean nothing when they come bathed in so much blood. Therefore, in the name of God, and in the name of this long-suffering people, whose laments rise to heaven every day more tumultuous, I beseech you, I beg you, I command you in the name of God: Cease the repression!" - Oscar Romero
Soldiers, you can lay down your weapons. For the sake of Christ, lay them down. You are not obligated to kill - God does not will it. If you stop, then the whole machine will grind to a halt and you and all of us will be free at last. All you have to do is stop shooting.