Monday Morning with Merton: Better than Horrible

“…the best reason for loving peace is not that war is horrible.  A nation that loves peace because war is degrading, disgusting, unpleasant, brutalizing, filthy, etc. will get in plenty of trouble.  No matter how horrible anything is there has to be a better reason, than its horribleness, for our hating it.”

[Sept. 5, 1941. “Run to the Mountain. The Journals of Thomas Merton. Volume I, 1939-1941]

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Dedicated to our Canadian troops in Afghanistan, and those who are serving elsewhere in the world.  May the Lord protect you:

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