by Christina Honchell
“There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.”
“This is what we are about: We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.”
Thirty-five years ago today, Archbishop Oscar Romero finished the sermon that he was preaching for the funeral of a friend’s mother and stepped behind the altar to celebrate the Eucharist. A member of a right-wing death squad stepped into the long aisle of the chapel, raised his rifle and shot the archbishop through the heart, then disappeared into the sunshine with his driver and accomplice.