Sunday, 23 March 2008

Uniting Halves of Cross on Easter

Uniting Halves of Cross on Easter at Papua New Guinea

Remigius de Souza

Sr. Alice, SMMI, a Keralite nun, left India some years ago for Papua New Guinea to serve the tribal for rest of her life.

She told us a tribal custom there. On Easter two rival and fighting groups reconcile and unite. Each of the rival groups carries a half cross and reaches the Church and combines the half with other half in reconciliation. That's Tribal Wisdom.

The benevolent and the do-gooders of civilised societies may wish to give the tribal their ways of life. I have met many such people who refuse learn from the tribal, and who think they are superior culture. But who will civilise the civilised world of constant conflict and chaos?


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