Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peace Again, This Time?

After the Fall of Rome, impenetrable forests kept warring tribes apart. Then came hermits, and then land-clearing monasteries, and then peasants sharecropping on the cleared land, benefiting from the monasteries' knowledge of when to sow and when to reap. Problem arose though--the tribes had not barrier against perpetual raiding. What to do? Church authorities gradually proclaimed the Truce of God. No fighting on Sunday, no fighting during Lent, or Christmas, etc. So it became that a state of war (raiding tribes) became a state of peace (war must be declared, and for good reason. this took 700 years. (Rosenstock-Huessy lectures). And now we are back to a tribal or pagan situation in which there is war without declaration for good reason. How to get Peace, for it is not the impenetrable (natural) forest that keeps warring social units apart, but a mish-mash of organizations, poorly covenanted, poorly articulated. The forest of nature--reality minus speech--has become the mish-mash. New hermits must go in, new mish-mash clearing Christian organizations, new ones to share in the clearing, with the aid of the knowledge of the Christian organizations.I'm attempting to do a little in this area with Knights Of Helping Elderly Neighbors. In my Notes. An application of the 5th word and James 1:27.!/note.php?note_id=414197921507

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