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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

For more than 20 years the Jesuit Peter Balleis has worked on the front lines with refugees. He asks about the causes of their misery. In this book he examines not only the political background of the refugee crisis, but also the human motivations that contribute to war and displacement. He points to the expectation of wealth, glory and power as the motivator for violence and the trigger for war.
Everyone is challenged to learn to deal with these basic temptations, in society and in private life. Even Jesus was subjected to them. In looking at his example we can chart a constructive, spiritual way to keep a watchful eye on these temptations in our own life–and, beginning with ourselves, make the first step toward more humanity, peace and justice, so that the world does not remain as it is.


Print publisher: The Word Factory

Author: Peter Balleis SJ


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