St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan


Whoever hurts a fellow creature
Hurts the Creator
Of all creatures
Whoever injures a fellow human
Injures the One
In Whose Image
We all are made
But whoever kills
In the name of God
Be he Hindu, Muslim or Jew
Orthodox, Protestant or Catholic
Has distorted the Image
Beyond recognition
And whoever teaches others
To kill in the name of God
Has killed himself
And destroyed the Image
Within himself
And he is beyond recognition

By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI


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