Re: Justice Michael Kirby's Wisdom
Posted by Kevin Bates on March 29, 2005, 5:44 am, in reply to "Re: Justice Michael Kirby's Wisdom"
Many thanks Cathy - I must answer your last email properly soon - I haven't forgotten.Happy easter time to you too.|
: Thank you Kevin for the Easter greetings and
: for your reflections on this great feast.
: I'd like to wish you a happy Easter too -
: and to thank you for the many inspiring Good
: Friday/Easter songs which you have given us
: over the years!
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: Dear visitor;;
: Happy Easter to you and yours. The image of
: the Resurrection of Jesus is for me a
: constant call and invitation to look again,
: to see with new eyes, to listen from a new
: perspective. In this morning's Sydney
: Morning Herald, High Court Judge, Justice
: Michael Kirby has offered our security
: chiefs and political leaders and the rest of
: us such a new perspective.
: Addressing a conference at which most of
: Australia's security chiefs were present,
: Justice Kirby called for a reassessment of
: the resources we are pouring into the
: "war against terror", noting that
: many more people die of AIDS and poverty
: related disease in the world every day, than
: died in the September 11 attacks. He notes
: that the amount of energy we are putting
: into tracking down terror suspects, simply
: gives them more press, and more public
: attention than they deserve.
: If we were to put these resources into AIDS
: research and treatment, into looking at and
: dealing with the root causes of poverty, the
: terorrist threat itself would decrease, as
: in large part it is the result of
: inequalities and poverty, and the world
: would then become a more peaceful, kinder
: and indeed a safer place.
: Such common-sense wisdom is the stuff of the
: new life of Easter. Still this wisdom
: struggles to be heard, as the more powerful
: jostle each other for yet more power, and in
: the process only serve to make the world
: more dangerous, poor and violent.
: Thank God for people like Michael Kirby, who
: speak with measured wisdom and clarity, and
: who continue to call us to look for the
: signs of resurrection. Let's continue to
: call each other to rise from the things of
: death, with persistence and great hope.
: Happy Easter to you again.,
: Kevin Bates