Quote for the Day — Gaudium et Spes

“Fortiora enim sunt ea quibus uniuntur fideles quam ea quibus dividuntur: sit in necessariis unitas,  in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.” Gaudium et Spes (GS) 92

For us who don’t read Latin well, here is the English for our meditation:

“For the bonds which unite the faithful are mightier than anything dividing them. Hence, let there be unity in what is necessary; freedom in what is unsettled, and charity in any case.” – GS 92

The bishops here were talking about the Church in the Modern World, and her relationship in dialogue with various aspects of human society, government, churches, and other human associations.

I was left thinking how eloquent that line is, when referred to human relationships. (Think about marriage!) Are not these the three-fold supports of a healthy realtionship:  unity, freedom and charity?

To be united in freedom and charity to one another.  “I have a dream…..” –Martin Luther King

About Deacon Bob

Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota.
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