Friday, July 23, 2010

Pope Benedict's solution for world peace

This is why I love Pope Benedict XVI...he takes a modern issue and meets it head-on with the timeless wisdom of Church teaching. Peace and environmental issues are often usurped by those who reject God and objective morality. Benedict reasons that protection of creation guided by God's objective morality offers the only true hope for peace.

"If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. The quest for peace by people of good will surely would become easier if all acknowledge the indivisible relationship between God, human beings and the whole of creation. In the light of divine Revelation and in fidelity to the Church’s Tradition, Christians have their own contribution to make. They contemplate the cosmos and its marvels in light of the creative work of the Father and the redemptive work of Christ, who by his death and resurrection has reconciled with God 'all things, whether on earth or in heaven' (Col 1:20). Christ, crucified and risen, has bestowed his Spirit of holiness upon mankind, to guide the course of history in anticipation of that day when, with the glorious return of the Saviour, there will be 'new heavens and a new earth' (2 Pet 3:13), in which justice and peace will dwell for ever."

This is the information that belongs in the news...a revolutionary plan for peace. In the words of G.K. Chesterton, "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."

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