It’s been 6 months since Daniel Berrigan passed into the earth & I can’t get his fierceness and love out of my mind & heart: “Know where you stand & stand there.”
Being for peace & healing does not mean giving in. It means using your inner peace rather than weapons. It means using your hands to heal instead of your fists to fight. It means holding on to what is dear while stepping into the flow. It means seeing all of earth’s creatures & cultures as allies not adversaries.
It means ensuring that the gift of liberty is offered to everyone & the terrible cost of war is seen for what it is: something where there are no winners only losers who must find a means to collectively rebuild what has been lost.
Brother Coyote, OEF