Friday, April 28, 2017

Dan Berrigan: Witness

The morning dew calls our attention to spider webs woven on weeds.  (click on picture to enlarge)
Dan Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, died a year ago tomorrow. By extravagant actions, he called our attention to the immorality of the Vietnam War: "Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper (draft cards) instead of children....We could not, so help us God, do otherwise.  For we are sick at heart, our hearts give us no rest for thinking of the Land of Burning Children."  He inspired me and many others to take part in protests, though less extravagant ones.
When Jesus tells us at the end of Luke's Gospel, "You are witnesses to this," that's what he's talking about.

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