You can't bear witness
from afar any more than you make an omelet without cracking eggs.
You understand that as one context, and you speak the truth, and expose the lies, and bear witness
in that context--the same way you do in the church on Sunday, and in the trade-union hall on Monday, and in some dialogue with some businessman on Tuesday.
Just as Mutt's violence forever alters Ursa's ability to bear witness
, her ensuing fury transforms her singing voice.
Quinn's sculptures bear witness
to the violence and indignity of the big business of meat, but this strong if uncomplicated message is only the beginning.
Even the titles of Woodson's works bear witness
to that shoulder-stooping responsibility: The Negro in Our History (1922), The Mind of the Negro As Reflected by His Letters Written During the Crisis 1800-1860 (1926) and African Heroes and Heroines (1939).
How are we to bring the masses to shore and contemporaneously bear witness
to the truth of Catholicism?
Our texts for the Resurrection of our Lord gift us with the faithful endeavors of those who have gone before us to bear witness
to and make real the experience of new life in the crucified and risen One.
One by one, led by an older soldier played by Morgan Freeman, they bear witness
to their faith on the very eve of death, "in Jesus' name," as one says.
The pockmarked faces of Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, and our moon bear witness
to the comets and asteroids that bombard them.
While works such as Kennedy's multimedia/performance art documentary An Evening with Dead Essex (1974) certainly bear witness
to this transition, the shift can actually be detected as early as 1968, with the publication of her memorial poem/ play Sun: A Poem for Malcolm X Inspired by His Murder, which bridges the gap between her early surrealistic psychodramas and her search for a new non-verbal form of imagistic theater-in-process.