Lenten Reading Guide: Cesar Chavez

For the next three days, we journey with Cesar Chavez, whose organizing toolbox included not only strikes, pickets, and boycotts, but also fasting, prayer, Eucharist, and pilgrimage.

Co-editor and contributor Dan Rhodes writes, “Nothing may capture the arc of his witness like these words from his ‘Prayer of the Farmworkers’ Struggle,’ where he pleads: ‘Show me the suffering of the most miserable / So I will know my peoples’ plight / Free me to pray for others….Help us to love even those that hate us / So that we may change this world'” (36).