Fran Szpylczyn reminds us of the four women killed in El Salvador thirty-four years ago today. Strong stuff, especially the photo Fran places prominently atop the blog's post. It's Advent--shouldn't we be celebrating barns and farm animals? Y'know, good feelings???? Fran writes, "Ultimately, if you can’t stare at the Cross, deeply gazing at the Creche is not possible."
Exactly. We celebrate the Creche because of the victory celebrated first in the Cross. The women in El Salvador--whom Fran notes realized full well that staying in country would likely result in their deaths--understood this. Part of Advent involves that same assessment. Hence the waiting.
Read it all here.