Tuesday, October 03, 2006

...and peace to men of good will!

The Pope is always praying for peace. It seems to me that for many people, peace is more an intellectual realization than anything else (as it just hasen't yet struck down into the roots of their will). We don't just see this in world leaders, but also in family life.

"Is it any wonder that there can be no peace in a world where everything possible is done to guarantee that the youth of every nation will grow up absolutely without moral and religious discipline, and without the shadow of an interior life, or of that spirituality and charity and faith which alone can safeguard the treaties and agreements made by governments."

-Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain

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