For the church, the many abuses of human life, liberty, and dignity should be a heartfelt suffering.

The church, entrusted with the earth’s glory, believes that in each person is the Creator’s image, and that everyone who tramples it offends God. As holy defender of God’s rights and of his images, the church must cry out.

It should take as spittle in its face, as lashes on its back, as the cross in its passion, all that human beings suffer…even though they be unbelievers. They suffer as God’s images. There is no dichotomy between man and God’s image.

Whoever tortures a human being, whoever abuses a human being, whoever outrages a human being abuses God’s image…and the church should take as its own that cross, that martyrdom.”

~ Oscar Romero

Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between. He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.

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