Friday, January 23, 2009

hope is where your ass is

"how can you talk about hope while ignoring all the violence and poverty and injustice?" after posing the question to ched meyers, phil berrigan continues, "i'll tell you how - - because you don't see it, because you are living in the suburbs and driving a nice car to a nice office. But real hope doesn't hide out from the contradictions in your self or your society; doesn't insulate itself from the desperate situations of the poor; doesn't stand mute before the prospect of nuclear war . . . i'll tell you where hope is - - it's not in your pocketbook, or your words, or your ideals, or your job aspirations, or your heavy breathing about jesus - - hope is where your ass is!"