“For only love - which means humility - can exorcise the fear which is at the root of all war.
What is the use of postmarking our mail with exhortations to ‘pray for peace’ and then spending billions of dollars on atomic submarines, thermonuclear weapons, and ballistic missiles? This, I would think, would certainly be what the New Testament calls ‘mocking God’ - and mocking Him far more effectively than the atheists do.”
Thomas Merton, from New Seeds of Contemplation. Monday marks the 50th anniversary his untimely death.
From St. Robert Bellarmine, via Fr. John Hardon, for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception