Today, Saturday, we visited the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in San Salvador. During the visit I was most struck by the images of St. Oscar Romero. He was portrayed both in the exhibit on the history of El Salvador and in an exhibit on religion.
It was a good day to be reminded of his work, his life, and his death. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he spoke out bravely for the needs of poor people even while in El Salvador 3000 people a month were being murdered.
Thanks to the teamwork of the National Advocacy Center, today we issued a news release decrying the murders in New Zealand of our Islamic brothers and sisters. When confronted with such evil, I find it easy to get discouraged.
However, St. Romero reminds me that I am part of a team, that it is God's Spirit working through me.
"We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. 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." ~ Oscar Romero
St. Oscar Romero, pray for me.
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Lawrence E. Couch serves as the director and lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.