Rowan Williams on Peace and Wholeness

Peace does not come without integrity, wholeness of human desire, which implies the reality of balance and mutuality in the world and so . . . carries with it the demand for compassion and poverty. . . . It involves  contemplation, which is the way in which the conviction of the non-centrality of my ego finds expression in relation to others, to the material world, and to God. It is, most simply “purity of heart” in the world of relationships, so that “they make a whole.”


Rowan Williams

The Truce of God

(quoted from Norman Wirzba’s The Paradise of God


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