Litany of Contradictory Things

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Wheat and weeds:
   let them grow together.
Arabs and Jews in Palestine:
   let them grow together.
Greeks and Turks of the Balkans:
   let them grow together.
Catholics and Protestants of Northern Ireland:
   let them grow together.
Pros and Contras of Central America:
   let them grow together.
Documented and undocumented aliens:
   let them grow together.
Immigrants and Native Americans:
   let them grow together.
Blacks and Whites of South Africa:
   let them grow together.
Sikhs and Hindus of India:
   let them grow together.
Revolutionaries and reactionaries:
   let them grow together.
Russians and Americans:
   let them grow together.
Republicans and Democrats of America:
   let them grow together.
Religious leaders who lay and lighten burdens:
   let them grow together.
People of God who wound and heal:
   let them grow together.
Rich and poor, humble and haughty:
   let them grow together.
Those whose thinking is similar and contrary:
   let them grow together.
Days of sparseness and days of plenty:
   let them grow together.
Joys and sorrows, laughter, tears:
   let them grow together.
Strength and weakness:
   let them grow together.
Doubt and faith:
   let them grow together.
Virtue and vice:
   let them grow together.
Contemplation and action:
   let them grow together.
The helpful and the helpless:
   let them grow together.
All the contrarieties of the Lord:
   let them grow together.

Michael Moyhahan, SJ, American pastor and college professor
 

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Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither slave nor free,
there is no male and female,
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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