Patience

by Mark Chmiel

I believe it’s a thousand year project; I don’t think this thing is going to be finished in my lifetime or in anybody’s lifetime. I think we possibly can get something started that will open doors, start currents, generate energies. When I was reminded by the Vietnamese that their revolution is really a thousand years old, that they have been an occupied people for the longest stretches of that history, that they are only the most recent heirs to a struggle, I felt that they were saying something important.
–Daniel Berrigan, The Geography of Faith

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