You Cannot Have Peace Without Charity

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

“IF THE SALVATION OF SOCIETY DEPENDS, in the long run on the moral and spiritual health of individuals, the subject of contemplation becomes a vastly important one, since contemplation is one of the indications of spiritual maturity. It is closely allied to sanctity. You cannot save the world merely with a system. You cannot have peace without charity. You cannot have social order without saints, mystics, and prophets.”

-Thomas Merton

“A Thomas Merton Reader”, p. 375


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