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Oscar Romero

Updated on March 27, 2014


Anyone who knows the story of Oscar Romero can clearly see he is a prime example of St.Theresa of Avilla's words. St.Theresa of Avilla's poem is about Christ working through human bodies. This is what happens when people do good things. Romero went above and beyond to act out this poem throughout his life, when he realized the struggles of the poor, he gave pity. He fought for justice and equality, even when he was not the victim, and continued to fight for others when his life was put on the line.

"Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world," (St.Theresa of Avilla's Poem: verses 3-4) These verses tell the audience that people's eyes act as God's eyes. Being the representation for God's eyes means, when we see wrong being done to another, we should have pity and have compassion for the victim. Having pity and compassion is exactly what Romero did when he saw Salvadoran National Guardsmen raiding Tres Calles, belittling the less fortunate. Recognizing the injustice of the situation, Romero sided with the less fortunate and decided to take matters into his own hands.

"Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world." (St.Theresa of Avilla's Poem: verse 6) This verse sends out the message that the good things we do is God's way of blessing us. Since God is not physically on Earth, we must help him bless others with our actions. Romero began God's blessing by labelling the situation "a violation of human rights". By doing this, hopefully more people will realize how wrong and sinful the actions were. He protested to Colonel Arturo Armando Molina, hoping to help lock the unlawfulness away. To send the message to an even greater audience, Romero cancelled every mass except one. This way, he could let the voiceless become heard sooner. With his words of great wisdom and true compassion, his movement to give the less fortunate equality blossomed.

"Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good," (St Theresa of Avilla's Poem: verse 5) This verse shows God will keep walking to do good, meaning: we should never give up on doing something good. We need to keep moving forward in humanity, and the only way to do that is by never giving up. After Romero took his stand, Romero became hated upon by the higher class people. However, their outrage soon went too far, and Romero received an abundance of death threats on a regular basis. Although the death threats kept coming, Romero ignored the hatred, and dismissed the threats to keep working towards his peace mission.

Oscar Romero is truly a prime example of St.Theresa of Avilla's words. With his big heart, kind actions, and strong persistence, Romero's Christ-like footsteps helped shape the world into a better place. He tried to clean up society's disarray, and the impacts he created are so strong, they are still recognized today.


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