It is not true that we must accept inhumanity and discrimination, hunger and poverty, death and destruction—
This is true: I have come that they may have life, and that abundantly.
It is not true that our hopes for liberation of humankind, of justice,
of human dignity of peace are not meant for this earth and for this
This is true: The hour comes, and it is now, that the true worshipers shall worship God in spirit and in truth.
So let us enter Advent in hope, even hope against hope. Let us see
visions of love and peace and justice. Let us affirm with humility, with
joy, with faith, with courage: Jesus Christ—the life of the world.
-Daniel Berrigan,, S.J.
(Excerpts from Advent Credo, which is based on Testimony: The Word Made Flesh, by Daniel Berrigan, S.J. Orbis Books, 2004).