Human, Safe and Caring
“Stay Safe!” We hear this phrase quite a lot these days. Spontaneously, it seems, we fight the ‘malediction’ of the pandemic with good wishes. St Benedict quotes the Bible saying: “A good word is above the best gift.” It is a good thing to say good words, to ‘say well’, to give a ‘benediction’ –literally, a ‘well-saying’, what we call a ‘blessing’. It is the first step towards doing good. Wherever there is an evil, the right answer, according to St Paul, is to do good: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21). There is always so much good we can do.