Monday, September 04, 2006

Broken World

"Holiness is not a competition, but a call to everyone to transcend self-absorption and participate in the healing of our broken world."

I read this line this morning in a letter from a Catholic nun to the New York Times. Sounds a lot like tikkun olam. How nice it would be if this concept, which is in theory at the heart of both Judaism and Christianity (Protestantism and Catholocism), was all we needed.

2 comments:

nedric said...

How nice, indeed.

Luke said...

It may not be all we need, but we could probably use more of it, especially by practical people -- you know, the ones that can actually get things done!