23 Great Oscar Romero Quotes

23 Great Oscar Romero Quotes

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Oscar Romero was a bishop of the Catholic Church in El Salvador. His main focus while serving as bishop was to ease the hurt of poverty, torture, and social injustice. He was tragically assassinated during mass on March 24, 1980.

“I don’t want to be an anti, against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of God,who loves us and who wants to save us.”

“In the Father’s house we shall meet Buddhists and Jews, Muslims and Protestants.”

“Let us not forget: we are a pilgrim church, subject to misunderstanding, to persecution, but a church that walks serene, because it bears the force of love.”

“Liberation that raises a cry against others is no true liberation. Liberation that means revolutions of hate and violence and takes away lives of others or abases the dignity of others
cannot be true liberty. ”

“No confession brings perfection.”

“No prayer fully expresses our faith.”

“Our responsibility as Christians makes us tremble. ”

“Peace is dynamism.”

“PEACE is generosity. It is right and it is duty.”

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear.”

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all
to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.”

“There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.”

“Those who surrender to the service of the poor through love of Christ, will live like the grains of wheat that dies. It only apparently dies. If it were not to die, it would remain a
solitary grain. The harvest comes because of the grain that dies. We know that every effort to improve society, above all when society is so full of injustice and sin, is an effort that God
blesses; that God wants; that God demands of us.”

“True liberty does violence to self and, like Christ, who disregarded that he was sovereign becomes a slave to serve others.”

“We are prophets of a future not our own.”

“We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.”

“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. ”

“We lay foundations that will need further development.”

“We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.”

“We must overturn so many idols, the idol of self first of all, so that we can be humble, and only from our humility can learn to be redeemers, can learn to work together in the way the
world really needs.”

“We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.”

“When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises.”