Justin B. Fung

Tag: courage

The gospel is courageous

Archbishop Oscar Romero; April 16, 1978: A church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that? Very nice, pious […]

Cornel West to Barack Obama: "How deep is your love?"

Excerpts: Despite your brilliance, despite your charisma, I’m disappointed when it comes to the fundamental question of priorities, of urgency. How deep is your love for poor and working people? You’ve changed the image of America, but don’t simply be the friendly face of the American empire. Many lives hang on your courage, and you […]

Daniel Berrigan: An Advent Reflection

Passed on by some friends of mine, here’s an Advent reflection from Daniel Berrigan, poet, peace activist and Catholic priest: It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss — This is true: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever […]

From the pen of a loved one …

Busy lives. People rushing. Cars honking, bicycles, rickshaws, taxis. Self-involved. See the world through your own eyes, not understanding perspectives or preferences of others. Focused on here and now not there or then. ‘Each day has enough trouble of its own.’ I don’t want to live with my eyes on trouble every single day. To […]

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