vol. 9, num. 20 :: 2010.11.05 — 2010.11.18
“Life is all about...” We can complete that sentence many ways. Some would say it’s all about learning how to die -- how to let go of ourselves, how to trust what happens next, how to live a life we feel okay leaving behind. How have you come to understand your legacy?
Life, confession and memory in the endless moment of illness.
Putting the search for direction in the context of death.
On the hope of carving out a path that leads home.
Finding hope in the middle of grieving an unexpected loss.
An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.
On shaping a life that will honor the memory and the suffering of those who have gone before.
Over a monthly meal, a friendship and a lifetime influence is cultivated.
A memorial for a mother who had a passion for broken things.
Reflecting on privilege and the manageability of death by natural or unnatural causes.
Archbiship Romero’s legacy survives in El Salvador.
Teasing out the legacy of a 1951 hospital mix-up, forty years later.
A gospel that doesn’t take into account the rights of human beings, a Christianity that doesn’t make a positive contribution to the history of the world, is not the authentic doctrine of Christ, but rather simply an instrument of power. We regret that at some moments our church has also fallen into this sin; but we want to change this attitude and, according to this spirituality that is authentically of the gospel, we don’t want to be a plaything of the worldly powers, rather we want to be the church that carries the authentic, courageous gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, even when it might become necessary to die like he did, on a cross.
“November 27, 1977” in Through the Year with Oscar Romero
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