From Easy Essays by Peter Maurin
When religion has nothing to do with education, education is only information, plenty of facts with no understanding.
When religion has nothing to do with politics, politics is only factionalism- ‘let us turn the rascals out, so our good friends can get in.’
When religion has nothing to do with business, business is only commercialism.
And when religion has nothing to do with either education,politics or business,
you have the religion of business taking the place of the business of religion.
(well it seems prophetic for our times also?)
Cardinal Basil Hume -The mystery of Love.
“Man is made in the image and likeness of God”. Every person with whom I come into contact is not only going to tell me something of God, but is also going to reveal something of God’s love for me. I like to think that the affection that another shows to me is a special word of love from God.It is as if every person who shows affection for me is in some way transmitting God’s love to me.
Pope Francis “The whole world seems to be at war today, there is no justification for it” He went on to say “The world continues to make war, the world has not understood the path of peace”
O Lord, that those for whom we pray may know your presence and feel your power and love. We thank you that we can not only pray for them but also, with you help take action, however small to alleviate pain and suffering and protect this world. Amen