Friday, June 07, 2013

The Same Witness, The Same Stand-up

There are certain givens within this living tradition—light in the struggle against darkness, good against evil, truth against falsehood, nonviolence against violence, conscience against the state, life against death. One sees them define life, knows their truth, connects them with similar manifestations in self and society, takes them into one’s chemistry, lives them to liberate oneself and others…Within this living tradition one knows that Amos, Hosea, Jonah and Christ have meaning today—indeed live in those who give them meaning. One says yes! to them: the same witness, the same stand-up, the same resistance is necessary today against personal and State evil. 
Philip Berrigan, Widen the Prison Gates

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