LOOK UP (an appeal)

Southern Utah - bruce witzel photo (2)

 

Aspire not to have more,

but to be more.

 

Oscar Romero

 

Downtown Tuscon Arizona (edited) - bruce witzle photo

 

I would like to appeal in a special way to the men of the army, and in particular to the troops of the National Guard, the police and the garrisons.


Chapultapec, Mexico City - 1991 - bruce witzel photo

 

Brothers, you belong to our own people. You kill your own brother peasants;

 

Heard Museum Art Mura (edited) 2, Phoenix Arizona -bruce witzel photo


 

And in the face of an order to kill that is given by a man, the law of God should prevail that says; Do not kill!


Mural at Heard Museum in Phoenix - bruce witzel photo (2)

 

No soldier is obliged to obey an order counter to the law of God.

No one has to comply with an immoral law.


Downtown Los Angeles, 2012, looking up to Bank of America (3) - bruce witzel photo

It is time now that you recover your conscience and obey its dictates rather than the command of sin.


Living Memorial Sculpture Garden - created by Vietnam veteran and sculptural artist Denis Smith - photo by Bruce Witzel2b (2)

 

The Church, defender of the rights of God, of the law of God, of the dignity of the human person, cannot remain silent before such an abomination…

 

Mural in downtown Los Angeles, Oscar Romero with the people and the Risen Lord - bruce witzel photo

Therefore, in the name of God and this longsuffering people, whose laments rise to heaven every day more tumultuous,

I beseech you, I beg you, I command you in the name of God:

stop the repression!

 

Saint Romero of the Americas, May 23 1980 

(one day before he was assassinated during prayers in an El Salvador church.)

 

Artwork 2 (edited)  from Tubac Arizona - artist unknown (2)

 

 

 

             Art from Tubac Arizona (edited) - painting entitled Grief Knows No Boundaries - artist unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young girl 1910, Northern Mexico - photo of a photo(edited) by C. Waite

 

A young girl in Mexico in 1910… average life expectancy (30 years)

 

oscar-romero-poster-image

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10 thoughts on “LOOK UP (an appeal)

    • Your welcome Susan. Thanks for this comment. Fran and I recently had two new American friends from near Philadelphia visit us for a night and day. It is wonderful, and indeed heartening and hopeful to know and realize they are many kindred caring Americans as yourself (and them)… even amidst the chaos. Peace and love Susan.

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