Cesar Chavez, American hero, born Mar. 31, 1927.
How much do I love that right-wingers are mad at Google for featuring him today instead of Easter! Don’t they remember Jesus said “Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar’s”?
We celebrate Easter every year. This guy isn’t getting nearly as much press these days. He played a key role for numerous farm workers nationwide. Don’t know about you all, but I’m OK with the Easter Bunny getting a snub this year, especially since:
Fasting was just one expression of his deep spirituality. Like most farmworkers, Chavez was a devout Catholic. His vision of religion was a progressive one, that prefigured the “preferential option for the poor” of liberation theology. In the UFW, the mass was a call to action as well as a rededication of the spirit.
Seems like he was working in the spirit of his religion, rather than merely celebrating it every year.