THE REIGN OF GOD
by Fr. Richard Rohr
The True Sacred, which is synonymous with the Reign of God, always reveals that
God is One and for all.
God is sovereign to any group ownership or personal manipulation.
God is available as free gift and not through sacrificing another.
God needs no victims and creates no victims.
Jesus personifies this type of God and speaks defiantly in defense of such a God. Nowhere is he more succinct than when he quotes the Prophet Hosea, “Go and learn the meaning of the words: ‘Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifices'” (Matthew 9:13).
Adapted from Jesus’ Plan for a New World, p. 5
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done.
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Romans 13:9</i>
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary — the evil it does is permanent.
– Mahatma Gandhi
In many parts of the world the people are searching for a solution which would link the two basic values: peace and justice. The two are like bread and salt for mankind.
– Lech Walesa
from his Nobel Lecture
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