8/24/2010

Jonathan Daniels Video

This video on the life of Jonathan Daniels is well worth the seeing. I came to ETS (The Episcopal Theological School) the year prior to the March from Selma to Montgomery. I remember the meetings in the community as people tried to work out who would go to take part in the march.  Jonathan and Judith Upham stayed on.   That summer (1965) I was in clinical pastoral training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and heard on the radio that Jonathan had been shot and killed.  It seemed impossible, but there it was.

Jonathan's death changed us all, as did the rapidly expanding war in Viet Nam, as did so many other things in those days. There were other community meetings and other discussions of the terrible news of those days and other demonstrations and other occasions to pray and gather strength.  It was a good time to be taught the Prophets and find strength in the Gospel.  It is always a good time for such  things.

The video is a fine statement and a good memorial.



Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels from Episcopal Online on Vimeo.

3 comments:

  1. I watched every minute of it. Though I did have to pause a few times for tears.

    It's shattering, but it's beautiful. Thank you, Mark.

    Josh Thomas
    dailyoffice.org

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  2. Mark, thank you. Judy is a friend. We so enjoyed this tribute to her Jonnathan

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  3. Thank-you Mark
    if not for you, I would have never even seen this living north of the 49th.
    Thank-you, and bless you for the blessing you are to the Church


    David@Montreal

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