Risk

“You just heard in the Gospel that one must not love oneself so much as to avoid getting involved in the risks of life…Whoever out of love for Christ gives themselves to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies-but only apparently. If it did not die, it would remain alone. Only in undoing itself does it produce the harvest.”

Oscar Romero

thou shalt not kill

“I want to make a special appeal to soldiers, national guardsmen and policemen: each of you is one of us. The peasants you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear a man telling you to kill, remember God’s words, ‘thou shalt not kill.’ No soldier is obliged to obey a law contrary to the law of God. In the name of God, in the name of our tormented people, I beseech you, I implore you; in the name of God I command you to stop the repression.”

Oscar Romero