Thomas Merton on Nonviolence

Via Sojourners:

Very often people object that nonviolence seems to imply passive acceptance of injustice and evil and therefore that it is a kind of cooperation with evil. Not at all. The genuine concept of nonviolence implies not only active and effective resistance to evil but in fact a more effective resistance… But the resistance which is taught in the Gospel is aimed not at the evil-doer but at evil in its source.

—Thomas Merton, Passion For Peace

Nonviolence goes to the root of the problem. I’m to immersed in the world to be able to see how this would work clearly, but every now and then God gives me a glimpse.