Thirty years ago, on Easter Sunday, Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero preached the following words:
You that have so much social sensitivity, you that cannot stand this unjust situation in our land: fine – God has given you that sensitivity, and if you have a call to political activism, God be blessed. Develop it.
But look: don’t waste that call; don’t waste that political and social sensitivity on earthly hatred, vengeance, and violence. Lift up your hearts. Look at the things above.
APRIL 15, 1979 (EASTER SUNDAY)
As El Salvador goes through its historic transition of power, these Easter words are still relevant.
Quote taken from The Violence of Love, available for free download here.