Nonviolence: The Higher Law

March 16, 2011

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. [Isaiah 11:6]

Although, as a means, violence satisfies the need for instant justice: whatever advantage is gained by it is temporal. It can not be lasting.What is gained by nonviolence is done so only over time and at the price of much forbearance and self-sacrifice.The fruit of its practice may take years if not decades to mature. But its victory is assured. And once achieved it becomes the eternal inheritance of mankind.

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