Monday, February 11, 2008

Dan Martins is mad as hell

... and he's not going to take this anymore.

Finger-pointing is fine - but it always, always begins with ourselves. If we are mad as hell, what are we going to do about ourselves? If we are silent, we are complacent. If we speak out, we run the risk of foolishness. If we do nothing, we are as guilty as those we point at. If we stand up, we become a target. If we run away, we only really run away from ourselves. Finally, the only thing left - if we don't know what else to do - is to fall on our knees and weep. And when the tears finally stop, who do ask forgiveness for? Then comes the moment of reckoning, the moment when we hear that still small voice clearly and decisively say - the ones we are called to pray for, the ones we are most called to love, are the ones that hardest to love, the hardest to forgive, the hardest to stand in the gap in prayer for and not give up.

Remember that moment when Senator Smith is filabustering in the Senate and realizes that his cause is lost? Remember why he does it? Here's Senator Smith:

One plain and simple rule, he says, and when we know that rule we have a great trust. Let us fight for that lost cause. What greater cause was lost then when Jesus went to the cross? And what greater cause was won then when the tomb lay empty?

"Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever! For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth!" -Job 19:23-25

1 comment:

robroy said...

Actually, it sounds like he is mad as hell and he IS going to take it some more. The notion that Bp Schofield pulled the wool over every one's eyes is preposterous. Sorry, Dan, the people of San Joaquin know all to well what they are doing. They also know that GC 2009 is going to slam the door that they just exited.