WHAT THE SEVENTY-TWO PROCLAIMED

“For present-day humanity is sick and incapable of handling its affairs-it can no longer cope with life, So a new approach is necessary, a more intensive method.  Humans must be shown how to help themselves; they must be spiritually and physically strengthened in order to rise to full stature.  This involves education toward self-reliance, responsibility, judgment, conscience; education that will instill good-neighborliness and eliminate the countless forms of superficial thinking and MASS-MINDEDNESS; education toward transcendence, purposeful education toward perfect adulthood, education toward GOD.  All these things are intimately connected and you cannot have one without the others.  Only a person with a certain SPIRITUAL AWARENESS, however small, is fit to accept the WORD OF GOD AND FULFILL THE DIVINE ORDER IN HIS EVERYDAY LIFE. For no order can be achieved except in accordance with GOD’S law.  The new order of the world must be based on the historical fulfillment of the order of God, otherwise it will be just another edifice on shifting sand doomed to destruction like the rest.  Human regeneration must come from within according to the pattern which defines us as being created in God’s image.  OTHERWISE HISTORY WILL REPEAT ITSELF, AND WE SHALL BE FACED WITH FURTHER MADNESS AND CONFUSION. 

Sound like something we need in this day and time?  This was written by Father Delp in 1945. he was a German Jesuit priest condemned to death by the Nazis in Berlin, Germany.

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