Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Jeff Dietrich, a member of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker House, was arrested in October 1979 for participating in a non-violent protest outside the Military Arms Bazaar in Convention City, Anaheim, California, and sentenced to an unusually harsh, six-month sentence in the county jail.
I had finally reached, within the secret recesses and labyrinths of this jail, the silent center and perfect still point of human suffering. Behind those thick steel doors, entombed in concrete, curled in a tight fetal position on a cold metal bed, lies the suffering body of Christ.