This March 20 marks what would have been the 80th birthday of Jonathan Daniels, Episcopalian seminarian, civil rights activist, witness and martyr after he took the shotgun blast from an Alabama racist meant for a black teenager named Ruby Sales. An "ordinary man who saw great evil and responded with love," Daniels was 26. Today, Sales upholds his memory and mission as theologian and advocate. "I didn’t carry his death as a burden of guilt or as a weight," she says. "I carried it as a commitment."
There is such a difference between those of Faith and those that spout religion.
Never give up. No matter what.
This is so sad and insane —and “Officers of the law,” still seem very ICE - like all these years later. : ( Hate, as a tradition, seems to be very long lived. : (.
Truly a man of Christ who did the work of Jesus here on earth. God Bless Reverend Jonathan Daniels.
Lies cannot last forever if we oppose them every day.
Take power away from lies with truth, compassion and wisdom.
May the intense sadness wrought by brutal savagery keep the light burning ever stronger. In this sadness there is hope for tears can help wash us clean from the corruptions of tradition.
Don’t give up and don’t give in.
RIP Jonathan Daniels–your kindness and sacrifice are both noted and appreciated.
Spiritual greatness incarnate in one Jonathan Daniels.
No words, speechless.
Thanks. I never heard this story. I will pass it on. We all should. The only immortality we have is in the memories of those who remember us after we are gone.