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Sojourners Magazine: June 1981

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Cover Story

Downward mobility as Christian vocation


An interview with Daniel Berrigan
Nurturing natural families in Christian community
Unified church opposition to U.S. El Salvador policy
A personal account of guilt and grace


When the space shuttle Columbia made its near-perfect landing in the Mojave Desert in April, most Americans felt a sense of triumph not completely associated with the accomplishments of the venture.
Machismo is back in style. It never really left us, of course. But it has made a furious comeback like a dauntless cowboy out of an old western.
Last Sunday as we were settling in before community worship was to begin, the person next to me turned and said, quite seriously, "Judi, I have a small bruise on my arm." 


I use old cloth on the knees, stitch boldly. The dress I hem more carefully camouflaging the thread, an animal in grass.