Sunday, June 05, 2011


"…for nonviolence seeks to 'win' not by destroying or even by humiliating the adversary, but by convincing [the adversary] that there is a higher and more certain common good than can be attained by bombs and blood. Nonviolence, ideally speaking, does not try to overcome the adversary by winning over [them], but to turn [them] from an adversary into a collaborator by winning [them] over."

Thomas Merton

Faith and Violence: Christian Teaching and Christian Practice

1 comment:

kario said...

Bee-you-tee-full! Love it!