“Peace is, above all, a gift from God, which is sought in prayer, but it is also the result of the efforts of people of good will.”
This is words expressed by the Pope, in His reply to a letter received from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday released the text of a letter the Pope sent to Ahmadinejad calling for peace between Shi’ite Islam and the world and declaring that religious people should work together to spread global peace and harmony.
This is the full message from the Pope:
“Peace is, above all, a gift from God, which is sought in prayer, but it is also the result of the efforts of people of good will. In this perspective, believers of every religion have a special responsibility. In some countries (Christian) communities face difficult circumstances, discrimination and even violence and they lack the freedom to live and publicly profess their faith.”
The Pope gave a very diplomatic and universal reply:
“When the promotion of the dignity of the human person is the primary inspiration of political and social activity… solid and enduring foundations are created for building peace and harmony between peoples,” the letter said.
The Pope wants to brand him self as a great peacemaker, and his message is so universal that is it not able to stir any disagreement from anyone.
As a claimed to be Vicar of Christ, the Pope is as distant from the gospel as possible, but will not be exposed by people who do not read the Bible.
This is the reply that Jesus, would have sent the Iranian President:
“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
Read more about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s invitation to the Pope for more corporation.