To me it seems like a great mistake to “take” a church by assault as if it were a military base. I they had protested in front of the Communist Pary offices that would have been good. I they had gone as a group to talk with the church authorities, that wouldn’t have been all bad. But to entrench themselves in a church is playing State Security’s game.
The best thing they can do at this point is to obey what the priest in charge of the church tells them. Not to offer any resistance to the Church. These are not the ways to ask something of the Pope.One does not demand things from the Pope. Leave it in the hands of the Ladies in White’ who are doing it divinely. The Ladies in White are asking Santa Rita to intercede for the Pope to grant them a minute. This is the only way. Our opposition has always been peaceful and civilized.
In any event, God writes straight with crooked lines. The crooked lines we make ourselves, there God writes straight because He is God.
Perhaps He can take something good from this.
Translator’s note: Adolfo Fernández Sainz, a journalist, was one of the 2003 Black Spring political prisoners. He was released in 2010 and sent into exile in Spain. He now lives in the United States. This text was posted on the blog of Jose Luis Garcia Paneque, another of the Black Spring political prisoners.
15 March 2012