Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Quote II

Biblically speaking, to repent doesn't mean to feel sorry about, to regret. It means to turn, to turn around 180 degrees. It means to undergo a complete change of mind, heart, direction. Turn away from madness, cruelty, shallowness, blindness. Turn toward the tolerance, compassion, sanity, hope, justice that we all have in us at our best.
- Frederick Buechner

Consider this as we, hopefully, turn away from the injustice of toture of detainees at GITMO and other locations. We must remember that we cannot pursue justice with injustice, morality with immorality, humanity with inhumanity, or peace with violence unrestrained.

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