Friday, January 8, 2010

Guess who said the following?

"Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with fists! In a duel you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can! War is not made with charity, it is a struggle a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible he would not have given an example in this too. See how he treated the Philistines, the sowers of error, the wolves in sheep's clothing, the traitors in the temple. He scourged them with whips!"

Pope St. Pius X

I am a strong believer in the maxim, "Bees are better attracted to honey than vinegar", but I also believe that there are times that call for the overturning of tables, the cracking of whips and the casting out of the money lenders of our post modern society. I have been asking our Lord everyday recently for the wisdom to know the difference and the strength to follow through. I have also been asking for the virtue which this wisdom should be built on ... the wisdom of Solomon.

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