Dear Companions on the Journey,
A number of years ago, the United Nations, in its World Communications Year, noted that there is a strong connection between communication and justice. Maryknoll Magazine further pinpointed this by quoting from Confucius:
IF LANGUAGE IS NOT USED RIGHTLY, then what is said is not what is meant.
If what is said is not what is meant, then that which ought to be done is left undone.
If it remains undone, morals and art will be corrupted.
If morals and art are corrupted, justice will go awry.
And if justice goes awry, the people will stand about in helpless confusion.
Is Confucius right? How careful are you with your language?
What do you think?
And let us pray for/with one another.
The Paulist Center