How Shall We Live?

Was just reading the above book, and thought this quote was gold:

“Thousands of years before the broken-window theory, the Jewish people had already captured the idea in shalom. Although popularly translated “peace,” the connotations of the term are actually much broader than the absence of hostilities. Shalom refers to peace in a positive sense, the result of a rightly ordered community.  When people live together according to God’s moral order — in shalom — there is civility and harmony.  The best way to reduce crime is not to react after the fact with punishments and rehabilitation but to discourage it before it happens by creating an ordered and civil community life.”


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