Thursday, September 04, 2008

Women and the Civilization of Love


John Paul II from the Letter to Women, written in June 1995:

"Women will increasingly play a part in the solution of the serious problems of the future: leisure time, the quality of life, migration, social services, euthanasia, drugs, health care, the ecology, etc. In all these areas a greater presence of women in society will prove most valuable, for it will help to manifest the contradictions present when society is organized solely according to the criteria of efficiency and productivity, and it will force systems to be redesigned in a way which favors the processes of humanization which mark the 'civilization of love'.”

More here.

HT to Leticia.

5 comments:

a soldiers wife said...

This is a very thought and feeling provoking quote.
thanks!

Elizabeth G. said...

So true. I really like Pope John Paul and was sorry to see him go...

Elizabeth

Charlotte said...

Has anyone thought about how this list of items influenced by women could apply to Sarah Palin? Interesting....

Soul Pockets said...

He is so right on. We women can be a big part of the solution. If we could band together and love our families, our neighbors, our children (born and unborn) and teach the world how to love like only women can. Could you imagine what could happen. It would be wonderful. I pray by the grace of God more women will love as God made us to love.

Great post!

Alexandra said...

Thanks for all your comments. :) Peace and love.