Momentary | It Will Not Be Long
There are many conflicting feelings and ideas within us, and it is important for us to look deeply and know what is going on. When there are wars within us, it will not be long before we are at war with others, even those we love.
Momentary is a collection of quotations from Thich Nhat Hanh's 1995 book Living Buddha, Living Christ.
In 1963 Vietnam, Nhat Hanh witnessed the Catholic Archbishop press the country's president to prohibit an important Buddhist national holiday. He would write: "It was only later, through friendships with Christian men and women who truly embody the spirit of understanding and compassion of Jesus, that I have been able to touch the depths of Christianity."
His book is essentially a kind of dialogue or encounter between faiths and traditions. The direct quotations do not in any way represent my complete theological or spiritual agreement, explicitly or tacitly. They are shared for the purpose of prompting thought, or even action.