Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.



Buchenwald Concentration Camp at the end of World War II
Ellie Wiesel is pictured above at Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He is seventh from left (the last face clearly visible) on the second row from the bottom.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Ellie Wiesel (1928- ) wrote,
I think the greatest source of danger in this world is indifference. I have always believed that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. The opposite of peace is not war, but indifference to peace and indifference to war. The opposite of culture, the opposite of beauty, the opposite of generosity is indifference. Indifference is the enemy.
Jesus said, "But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no'; anything beyond these is of evil" (Matthew 5:37).

Nobel Peace Prize winner the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote,
"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."
Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me" (Matthew 25:45).


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