Friday, May 23, 2008

For Oscar Romero on Your 28th Anniversary (Plus 2 months)

Do you know who Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador is? On the 28th anniversary (plus 2 months) of his death, I cling to the rocks that were given to me from the little garden outside the chapel where they assassinated him. Go to this video...please?

A modern day martyr...bless you, Oscar, I pray for your Sainthood....forgive the United States citizens...

Please watch this video, Raul Julia's greatest legacy...the assassins you see murdering the saint here was trained at Ft. Benning, GA....The 1980's were such a bad time...pray for our redemption....Please watch the video to the end...Hear his true words from the last homily he gave, the Sunday before he was murdered...

"A Perspective" by Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero....

Prayer of Archbishop Romero
It helps now and then to step back and take the long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny 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 should 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 includes everything.
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further
We provide yeast that produces effects far
beyond our capabilities.
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
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 master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders,
ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future that is not our own.
~Oscar Romero