Father Daniel Berrigan breathed his last at the age of 94 on April 30th, 2016. Who will follow as he followed? The seraphim, singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy” have tongs with the hot coals. Who will offer their lips? Who will the Lord send to announce the impossible? Who will the Lord send to speak the truth of “swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks?”
This is what real religion is about. If you don’t like religion, this is what it means to be spiritual. If the word spiritual is too woo woo, then this is what it means to be a decent human being:
It is not about yoga or meditating or praying or going to church or finding God on the golf course, or feeling bad about yourself, or believing and reciting theological doctrines.
Here is real religion, real spirituality, the real thing…
“The power of the church is not in numbers but in its experience and passion for change.” –Pastor Edelberto Valdes Fleites, Calbarien, Cuba
There are moments that come in our lives that require of us courage, character, and fierce love. These are moments in which we are summoned to decision and action. These are moments when we realize what is at stake. We decide if prepared, if our lamps are trimmed and burning, out of love and faith. If not prepared, we respond out of fear.