Tuesday, April 15, 2008

‘And now a few words from a man who really understands hope’
An old German professor and bishop who is a better American than most American pols, a classical liberal
The right state of human affairs, the moral well-being of the world can never be guaranteed simply through structures alone, however good they are... Since man always remains free and since his freedom is always fragile, the kingdom of good will never be definitively established in this world. Anyone who promises the better world that is guaranteed to last for ever is making a false promise; he is overlooking human freedom.
— From Spe salvi
O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them.
— Psalm 145/6:2

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