Putting On the Virtue of Gentleness
December 22, 2022
Reconciliation too will be one of the basic goals of ministry. I am reminded of the role that the Community of Sant’Egidio played in mediating the peace in Mozambique. After 15 years of civil war, “human wisdom” would surely have doubted the ability of a “powerless” Italian Community to accomplish what other much more “powerful” agencies had failed to do. Yet the negotiations were successfully completed in 1992 and peace continues to reign in that country. Could not other groups have similar courage in offering their services as ministers of reconciliation?
Source: Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. A Further Look at “Gentleness”