Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Word in the world: words from Monseñor Romero

We cannot segregate God's word
from the historical reality
in which it is proclaimed.
That would not be God's word.
The Bible would be just a pious history book
in our library.
It is God's word
because it enlightens, contrasts,
repudiates, praises
what is going on today in this society

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero
November 27, 1977
Some want to keep a gospel so disembodied
that it doesn't get involved at all
in the world it must save.
Christ is now in history.
Christ is in the womb of the people.
Christ is now bringing about
the new heavens and the new earth.
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero
December 3, 1978
from James R. Brockman, S.J.'s
The Church Is All of You,
a collection of excerpts from the homilies, letters, and interviews of the martyred archbishop of San Salvador

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

Oh dear Jane, Romero is one of my real heroes. I weep at the thought of him and what he experienced.

Thank you.