Oscar Romero and The Violence of Love

Oscar Romero and The Violence of Love

Oscar Romero is one of my heroes. His life and work influenced me to become a public school teacher and a street writer.  I think of him each morning as I swing my legs off my bed and touch the floor barefooted, ready to make my way up and out of my house to my poor,...
What Is This?: Two Easter Stories

What Is This?: Two Easter Stories

Jerusalem: What is this?  Over a million pilgrims visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem every year. The traditional site of Jesus’ tomb is located in the Rotunda, surrounded by a shrine. Depending on the time of year, waiting in line for just a few...
Searching for Easter Eggs and Signs of Life

Searching for Easter Eggs and Signs of Life

We’re deep into Easter season, these days following that high-attendance Sunday where everyone looks especially festive, and we engage in the sacred ritual of hunting for eggs in the churchyard. We held an Easter egg hunt at my church this year, and we emerged on the...