SERMON: A Christmas Sermon On Peace, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Value of Sparrows

PEACE ON EARTH

This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race.  We have neither peace within nor peace without.  Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night.  Our world is sick with war; everywhere we turn we see its ominous possibilities.  And yet, my friends, the Christmas hope for peace and goodwill toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian.  If we don’t have goodwill toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power.  Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete.  There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force, but the very destructive power of modern weapons of warfare eliminates even the possibility that war…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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