Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Violence of Love

Saw this on "We have never preached violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us" – Oscar Romero.

How many (probably all) of us fall short of this? Oscar was a minister in San Salvador who today in 1980 was gunned down during mass. I know that for me at least faith, love and forgiveness are a daily battle. Jesus certainly did not preach tolerance (sorry to all you "do gooders" out there) but love and forgiveness (which is far better in the long run). So how far do I/we fall short of Love? - about as far as Jesus' arms spread when he died for us on the Cross.

Kath xo

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