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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Works of Mercy

The works of mercy are works of love. The works of war are works of the devil -- "You do not know of what spirit you are," Jesus said to his disciples when they would call down fire from heaven on the inhospitable Samaritans. This is to look at things in the large context of modern war. But as for the hostilities in our midst, the note of violence and conflict in all our dealings with others -- everyone seems to contribute to it. There is no room for righteous wrath today... Every movement of wrath in the heart over petty hostilities must be struggled with in order to hold up the strength of the participants.
--Dorothy Day, July, 1964--


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