Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

AN INSURRECTION OF LIFE

"We have longed to taste the resurrection... the insurrection of life... We have longed to welcome its thunders and quakes, and to echo its great gifts. We want to test the resurrection in our bones. We want to see if we might live in hope instead of in the ... twilight thicket of cultural despair in which ... many are lost." - Daniel Berrigan, Catholic priest and radical peace activist

Friday, April 02, 2010

A DEMANDING CALLING

"The followers of Christ have been called to peace. And they must not only have peace but also make it. Christ's disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on others. In so doing they overcome evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

(a quotation and a vocation that has recently inspired peace activists in Australia.)

See also my article, 'Peacemaking after Christendom', on Ekklesia.