Walk for Disarmament, Day 4 Morning: Step by Step…

Dear Friends,

As I write this post Susan Crane and assembled company have finished the roughly 40 miles they have walked from Lockheed-Martin in Sunnyvale to a gathering place just outside the Federal prison in Dublin.  They are engaged in a prayer service before Susan takes a short walk to report to prison to serve two more months (for what???).

Joseph Mulligan, a Jesuit priest living in Managua, Nicaragua, sent his good wishes (as did many other people) to Susan and the other walkers.  That made me remember something he once wrote about a Pete Seeger song.  It was a good reminder to me of the power of our combined efforts in any struggle, and that our strength comes in walking together in the name of Love, Justice, Peace…

Fr. Joe said that he finds:

…enjoyment and inspiration by listening to Pete Seeger´s songs of union and struggle, which suggest that solidarity and tenacity form the basis for hope of victory in our efforts for justice and peace.

Here are lyrics from Pete Seeger’s song Step by Step.

Step by step, the longest march
 Can be won, can be won.
Many stones can form an arch,
Singly none, singly none.

And by union what we will
Can be accomplished still.
Drops of water turn a mill,
Singly none, singly none.

We cannot walk with Susan into prison today, yet through our continued prayer, discernment, planning and action in this struggle for a world without nuclear weapons we ensure that this walk does not end.

Step by step we march together until the struggle is won.

On the Road Together in Peace,

Leonard

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One Response

  1. Bless your every moment of giving, sharing and receiving, as you live in this Beloved Community into which you are missioned by each of us, holding you and yours’ in heart and mind these next two months of being in Christ Jesus’ compassionate love for Abba’s Creation. Love from Megan and Mike, and Greg, for sure.

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