Annual forty day fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence – Day 21

FAST FOOD: Twenty-First Helping

Memories can be made to serve. Do some memories miss the mark of truth? What matter? In retrospect the wars of the Kings are laved in a perfume of virtuous necessity. The motto of the great ones might well be “Winner Take All—Even the Memories.” The winner owns history and bends it to his will.

-Daniel Berrigan, S.J., The Kings and Their gods

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past…Power is tearing minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

-George Orwell, 1984

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetfulness.

-Milan Kundera

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous.

-Dresden James

Do this in memory of me.

-Jesus

Who controls the memory of Jesus in the institutional Church? Will people, inside and outside of the institutional Church, lie, bribe, blackmail, demean and destroy others—inside and outside the institutional Church—in order to acquire or to retain control of the memory of Jesus that the institutional Church imparts and/or emphasizes to its billion and a half members?


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