THREE MEDITATIONS WHILE DRIVING
AFTER READING ED HARKNESS’ POEM,
DEAR LORD, IF YOU CAN'T MAKE ME FUNNY, HELP ME LAUGH
I wish I was funnier. I do. News blackout here today too. Waiting on a phone call from Mary at Lutheran world mission on accompaniment program for immigrant children. Mary's an attorney who adopted an el Salvadoran child some fifteen years ago. She took me to the living Jesuit liberation theologians and to the poorest of the surviving FMLN refugees. She took me to the repopulated communities. She was in El Salvador practicing law during peace accords. I was sitting close to Fr, Jon Sobrino when he said, Take the people down from the cross. Take the crucified people down from the cross.
THE MAN BEHIND THE MAN IN THE PEW