Sunday, May 15, 2005


This from the irrepressible John Dear (Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist, Organizer, Lecturer, Retreat leader, and author/editor of 20 books on peace and nonviolence) on Common Dreams:

“Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43)

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6:28)

A few weeks before he died in 2002, the great peace activist Philip Berrigan was asked what we could do about George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and the U.S. warmakers.

“We have to do two things,” he answered. “We have to pray for them and resist them.”

That parting wisdom sums up the mission before us, to pray for our persecutors, bless the warmakers, and resist them with all our strength and love by opposing their wars, weapons, greed, injustices, and environmental destruction.

In that Spirit, here goes then... (continued here).

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