Daniel Joseph Berrigan, S.J. (May 9, 1921 – April 30, 2016), was an American Jesuit priest, anti-war activist, and poet. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.
Because we want the peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war, of course, continues, because the waging of war, by its nature, is total- but the waging of peace, by our own cowardice, is partial.
Faith is rarely where your head is at. Nor is it where your heart is at. Faith is where your ass is at!
I don't have to prove my life. I just have to live.
I don't know what more to say. I mean, we're all going to die in a world that is worse than when we entered it.
If you are going to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood.
It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better.
No principle is worth the sacrifice of a single human being.
One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.
tart with the impossible. Proceed calmly towards the improbable. No worry, there are at least five exits.
The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.
There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war- at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can.
You just have to do what you know is right.