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MIGHT AND RIGHT

Ideally, power and authority must be in the hands of good people, i.e., might must be in the hands of the right. But, since it is difficult to control the mighty and easier to influence those who are right, we usually put right in the hands of the mighty. And so, he who is mighty appears to be right. 

Thus, St. Paul allows ruling by the sword the people of the world, otherwise, there will be chaos and violence. Of course, this arrangement can cause much injustice but this is a lesser evil than anarchy. But this must not be so with the Church where might must govern with right.

 

 

 

 

 

(04-09-02)

 

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