October 12

In the Christian order, it is not the important who are essential for those who do extraordinary things which are really great. A king is no nobler in the sight of God than a peasant. The head of government with millions of troops at his command is no more precious in the sight of God than a paralyzed child. The farmer has more significant opportunities for evil. Still, like the widow in the Temple, if the child fulfills his task of resignation to the will of God more than the dictator fulfills his task of procuring social justice for the glory of God, then the child is more significant. By our presence in the world, we are called to create a society capable of recognizing the dignity of every person and sharing the fifth that each person is to the other.

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