by Don Washington on 2013/04/08
There is not enough space to detail in any meaningful way what Michael meant to this city and to the “movement” for social justice across this country. That his passing is likely to be missed by the Tribune and the Sun-Times and the rest of media is a reminder to all of us of a grim reality. That being that we live in a world where men whose worth seems to be weighed by how little they care about humanity and instead by how much they can profit from controlling and curtailing the aspirations and wellbeing of human beings. Michael was not one of those men. The good minister lived a life that could be measured in compassion and weighed by his concrete actions in service of a higher moral good.