Thursday, September 13, 2007

More from the golden mouth

The daily thought on Taizé's site today used some more words from John Chrysostom which were profound so I thought I'd share them. I'm sure there might be at least one Proudhon reading anarchist out there who will appreciate this!

'There were periods in history when some Christians were particularly sensitive to sharing. In the fourth century, Saint John Chrysostom wrote, “Quarrels and wars break out because some people try to take for themselves what belongs to everyone. It is as if nature became indignant that human beings, by means of those cold words ‘yours’ and ‘mine,’ have sowed division where God has set unity.”' from Peace of Heart in All Things
by Brother Roger of Taizé

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