Romero's self-eulogy

Soul Snack 5/12 ... Romero's self-eulogy

On March 24th 1980 while celebrating his Catholic mass with hands extended as if to welcome heaven Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was himself welcomed to heaven through an assassins bullet.

Below is a poignant and prophetic quote I am advised was from his final sermon that fatal morning.

'The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is beyond our vision. We accomplish in our life-time only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.    

We are workers, not master builders, not ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.’

Hmm ... kinda takes our lives away from petty desires, resentments, passions and personal rights. Romero places our lives into a liberating righteous and humble orbit that must tackle any self-importance which rests upon our efforts and is stored upon our souls.

2000 years before the assassination John the Baptist explained Oscar Romero's unwitting self-eulogy -

He (Jesus) must increase and I must decrease (Jn 3:30)

Today's Soul Snippet:

"A man is immortal until his work on earth is done." ~ Bishop J.C. Ryle