Sunday, May 22, 2016

Quote of the Day (JPII, on Earth Abuse as a ‘Seedbed for Collective Selfishness’)

“In our day, there is a growing awareness that world peace is threatened not only by the arms race, regional conflicts and continued injustices among peoples and nations, but also by a lack of due respect for nature, by the plundering of natural resources and by a progressive decline in the quality of life. The sense of precariousness and insecurity that such a situation engenders is a seedbed for collective selfishness, disregard for others and dishonesty.”— Pope John Paul II, “Peace With God the Creator, Peace With All of Creation” (papal message for World Day of Peace), Jan. 1, 1990

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