“Christ is saying to each one of us: if you want your life and your mission to be fruitful like mine, do as I have: be converted into grain that is buried. Let yourself be killed; don’t be afraid. The one who avoids suffering will end up alone. There is no one more alone than selfish people. But if, out of love for others, you give your life for others, like I am going to give mine, you will have an abundant harvest; you will experience the deepest satisfaction.
Don’t be afraid of death or of threats. The Lord is with you. He who wants to save his soul, as the Bible says, the one who wants to be well off, who doesn’t want to make commitments, who doesn’t want to get involved in the problems, the one who wants to stay on the sidelines in a situation in which we all have to commit ourselves- this one will lose his life. How awful it would be to have lived in comfort, without any suffering, staying out of the problems, very tranquil, well placed, well-connected politically, economically and socially. Not needing anything, having it all. What good will it do? They will lose their souls.
But those who, because of love of me, leave their positions and accompany the poor, and enter into the suffering of the people, incarnate, and feel the pain, the attacks, as their own, these will earn their lives, because my Father will reward them.” Oscar Romero