Just finished reading the Pope’s full Exhortation – quite a document & much food for thought. I’m not a Catholic, but I have to say that I’m very grateful for his leadership.
One bit that I found particularly interesting was his articulation of four principles required to build peace, justice and fraternity, in the section on the common good and peace in society:
- Time is greater than space
- Unity prevails over conflict
- Realities are more important than ideas
- The whole is greater than the part
I can’t do justice here to the ideas behind each of these – I need to chew on them a bit, but it’s worth reading them in Francis’ words at the link above.