Thursday’s questions were:
1. Who said:If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.?
2. Who said: Hatred paralyses life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.?
3. It’s haine in French, odio in Italian and Spanish and mauāhara in Maori, what is it in English.
4. This is known as whose prayer?
- Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
- Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
- Where there is injury, pardon;
- Where there is error, truth;
- Where there is doubt, faith;
- Where there is despair, hope;
- Where there is darkness, light;
- And where there is sadness, joy. . . .
5. Can you forgive and forget?
Points for answers:
Andrei wins an electronic bunch of Christmas lillies (like these grown by Graevdodger) a bonus for the video and four answers right (but not the reason for the questions – they were prompted by ruminations on Nelson Mandela who had plenty of motivation to hate but preached – and modelled – forgiveness).
Alwyn got three.
Answers follow the break.
1. Desmond Tutu.
2. Martin Luther King.
4. St Francis of Assisi.
5. Forgetting can be harder but letting slights, hurts and worse settle in your heart and mind takes space better occupied by better things).