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Quote of the Day: Cesar Chavez


"Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
So I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others;
For you are present in every person.
Help me to take responsibility for my own life;
So that I can be free at last.
Grant me courage to serve others;
For in service there is true life."

"Enséñame el sufrimiento de los más
desafortunados;
Así conoceré el dolor de mi pueblo.
Líbrame a orar por los demás;
Porque estás presente en cada persona.
Ayúdame a tomar responsabilidad de mi
propia vida;
Sólo así seré libre al fin.
Concédeme valentía para servir al prójimo;
Porque en la entrega hay vida verdadera."

--From "Prayer of the Farm Workers’ Struggle" ("Oración del Campesino en la Lucha"), by Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)

Photo: A migrant worker piles cucumbers in Blackwater, Virginia, on the farm of Ricky Horton and Sherilyn Shepard on Monday, July 25, 2011. (Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World)

 

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