"We can't become nonviolent on the basis of intellectual conviction. Commitment to non-violence demands a very profound conversion of mind and heart. If we take the time to pray with Jesus, we too will be converted in mind and heart. It won't work if we try to reason it out. The only way is through a change of heart, a coming into a way of being that is the way of Jesus."
-- Thomas Gumbleton (Gumbleton is Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit; his reflections are posted weekly on The Peace Pulpit, a project of The National Catholic Reporter)
Thursday, April 6, 2006
ON BECOMING NONVIOLENT