Friday, February 26, 2010

"You used to Pray..."

In the film Romero, which documents which documents the struggle of the people of El Salvador during the 1970s and '80s, there is a scene in which Archbishop Romero, priest and martyr among the poor of El Salvador, speaks to one of his fellow clergy as they try to navigate the way through a tumultuous revolution:

"You're a priest. You believe in God and in the power of love. You used to pray."

Zealot Revolutionary Priest:
"I still do."

"Then why are you carrying a gun?"

[Claiborne, Shane and Haw, Chris. Jesus for President. Zondervan Publishing. Grand Rapids, MI. 2008. pg 285.]

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