“You cannot reap what you have not sown. How are we going to reap love in our community, if we only sow hate?” – St. Oscar Romero
To Do Today: “Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world.” – St. Oscar Romero
Oscar Romero: The Saint I Knew
Stephen Kinzer, The Boston Globe
IF YOU LIVE LONG enough, someone you knew might become a saint. Not just saintly, but a real Roman Catholic saint, ready to be immortalized in stained glass.
It just happened to me. As a young reporter in El Salvador during the late 1970s, I came to know the country’s highest-ranking cleric, Archbishop Oscar Romero. A few days ago Pope Francis elevated him to sainthood. The process of choosing saints has always been shaded by politics and corruption, but this was a wonderful choice. No one I ever met deserved sainthood more.