Peace by Peace
Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion, is to take off our shoes, for the place where we are approaching is holy. Else we may find ourselves treading on their dreams. More serious still we may forget that God was there before our arrival.
~ Author unknown ~
The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.
~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) ~
Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue, recited by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Boethius teaching his students
O God, whoever You are who joins all things in perfect harmony, look down upon this miserable earth! We men are no small part of Your great work, yet we wallow here in the stormy sea of fortune. Ruler of all things, calm the roiling waves and, as You rule the immense heavens, rule also the earth in stable concord.
~ St Boethius, Philosopher (480-524or 525) ~
As we progressively understood the causes of environmental degradation, we saw the need for good governance. Indeed, the state of any county's environment is a reflection of the kind of governance in place, and without good governance there can be no peace. Many countries, which have poor governance systems, are also likely to have conflicts and poor laws protecting the environment.
~ Nobel Lecture, Wangari Maathai, Oslo, 10 December 2004 ~
It is impossible for any one of those who has real charity in his heart not to serve Christ. Even some of those who think they hate Him have consecrated their lives to Him; for Jesus is disguised and masked in the midst of men, hidden among the poor, among the sick, among prisoners, among strangers.
~ Francois Mauriac, Novelist and Nobel Laureate (1885-1970) ~
For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me into your house. I was naked and you clothed me. I was in prison and you came to see me.
~ Matthew 25:35-36 ~