On Lawful War and Vexatious Peace

St. Isidore of Pelusium died ca. 449

There is, my wise friend, both a lawful war and a peace that is more vexatious than any implacable conflict—as the Psalm says, ‘I was jealous of the transgressors, beholding the tranquility of sinners’ (Psa. 72:3). (Epistle 4.36, To Peter)