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Mons. Oscar Romero
Today marks the 31st anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s assassination by members of the Salvadoran Military, who 2 of the officers cited in the assassination of Romero were graduates of the School of Americas aka Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC). Mons. Oscar Romero continues to be present in the lives of Salvadorans and in the lives of millions of people from around the world. May we continue to be inspired by his message of Love.
Prophets of a Future Not Our Own:
It helps now and then to step back and take a long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.
Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of
saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession
brings perfection, no pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives include everything.
This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one
day will grow. We water the seeds already planted
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects
far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of
liberation in realizing this.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning,
a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s
grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the
difference between the and the worker.
We are workers, not
messiahs. , ministers, not
We are prophets of a future not our own.
— Archbishop Oscar Romero (martyred on March 24th 1980)
Monsenor, Oscar Romero…PRESENTE!!!