The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

i was speaking with this girl who lives in the capital today and she was telling me a little more about the strike/riot/protest that is called for from time to time. apparently, when the electricity goes out for more than a couple of hours a group of people calls for a protest. they begin throwing rocks and burning cars until the police arrive and then they all hide. unfortunately, when the police get there and try to find the culprits, they sometimes get confused as to who is whom - she said that they killed a young female college student with a baton the other day. it basically shuts down certain parts of the city until the unrest rests. the government has spent 2 billion pesos on the pan am games, and no one seems to be upset in the least - 2 billion pesos - they could build a nuclear power plant...


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