A Preacher's Meditation for Maundy Thursday

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Not by annihilating the wicked, not by forcibly eliminating evil from among humankind is righteousness to be realized; the Lord wills to rehabilitate the world by turning sinners from evil ways that they may live. And we must admit that this is more difficult than the use of force.
— John L. McKenzie


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From The Two-Edged Sword: An Interpretation of the Old Testament, John L. McKenzie, sj. Copyright © 1956, The Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee.

Cited in A Lent Sourcebook: The Forty Days (Book Two: Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent to Holy Thursday). Edited by J. Robert Baker, Evelyn Kaehler, Peter Mazar. Liturgy Training Publications Copyright © 1990, Archdiocese of Chicago.