Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When The Door Opens To Violence

"When human beings, the summit of creation,
stop contemplating beauty and goodness
and withdraw into our own selfishness,
when we think only of ourselves
and our own interests
and place ourselves in the center,
when we permit ourselves to be captivated
by the idols of domination and power,
when we put ourselves in God's place,
then all relationships are broken
and everything is ruined;
then the door opens
to violence, indifference, and conflict."

~Pope Francis