January 1st, 2006 is World Peace Day. We had a very enlightening homily from Father F.A. today. If he had not given the homily, I probably will no idea that there is a World Peace Day and how, we the individuals, ( jokingly referred as the small fries) has a part to play.
The message from the Pope is available here. Do read and hope all of us can be enlightened as well.
IN TRUTH, PEACE
One thought on “World Peace Day”
Our civilization is in sad straits — not because you have allowed spontaneity or fulfillment to individuals, but because you have denied it, and because your institutions are based upon that premise.
You think that, left alone, the natural inclinations of man would destroy civilization. Then what, indeed, started civilization, if not the natural inclinations of man? What began the cooperation that allows people to unite even in tribes, if not the natural inclinations of man?
There is no man who hates but that hatred is reflected outward and made physical, and there is no man who loves but that love is reflected outward and made physical.
Who will ultimately shoulder the great privilege and joyful responsibility for our behavior, welfare and destiny of mankind but the innate wisdom of your own individual being?
As long as you fight for greed and gain, there will be no peace.
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