Education of the Heart

Progress can only be progress when it serves mankind and when mankind itself grows along, not just our technical capabilities, but also our moral strength. I think the true problem of our historical situation is the imbalance between the immense, rapid growth of our technical skills and our moral capabilities that did not develop along with it. That is why education of mankind is the true key! If we only pass along know-how and how to create and handle machinery, or how to apply contraceptives, we cannot be surprised if it results in war and aids-epidemics. What we need are two dimensions – we also need the education of our hearts.

-Pope Benedict XVI

Hoffnung means hope…


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