Learn from Pope John Paul

“The social order will be all the more stable, the more it takes this fact into account and does not place in opposition personal interest and the interests of society as a whole, but rather seeks ways to bring them into fruitful harmony. In fact, where self-interest is violently suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control which dries up the wellsprings of initiative and creativity. When people think they possess the secret of a perfect social organization which makes evil impossible, they also think that they can use any means, including violence and deceit, in order to bring that organization into being. Politics then becomes a “secular religion” which operates under the illusion of creating paradise in this world.”
Pope John Paul II (1978 – 2005).

3 thoughts on “Learn from Pope John Paul

  1. Anh Minh Anh, em la Cuong hoc tro co Thanh o BMT day.

    Em dang hoc LSE o London va he` em lam cho Deutsche Bank den thang 9 em moi ve lai US. Neu anh dang o UK thi anh em gap nhau nhe. Email em la nguyentu@grinnell.edu, dien thoai la (44) 07780551587

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