Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Thank God!

Australia is apparently about to change its policy on the mandatory detention of asylum seekers. As in, we’re only going to detain those who may be a risk to the community (which I’m hoping will never include children). A long way from perfect, but bringing us closer to the rest of the civilised world.

Thanks be to God!

And, in other news, my quote of the day:

The duty of the Christian as a peacemaker is not to be confused with a kind of quietistic inertia that is indifferent to injustice, accepts any kind of disorder, compromises with error and with evil, and gives in to every pressure in order to maintain ‘peace at any price’ … Peace demands the most heroic labour and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war.

That was written by Thomas Merton in 1980, and I found it quoted in my book of the day, Holy Superheroes! Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels and Film. Which I heartily recommend most of all to Pete, but also to anyone interested in faith and/or comics. Other freaks like me.

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July 28, 2008 Posted by | Life, etc., Pop Culture | , , , | 5 Comments