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“Love consents to all and commands only those who consent. Love is abdication. God is abdication.”
  - Simeon Weil

“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
  - Karl Barth

“If you lose yourself in your work, you find who you are. If you express the best you have in you in your work, it is more than just the best you have in you that you are expressing.”
  - Buechner

“God has a special place for the poor. The poor are where God lives. God, my friends, is with the poor and God is with us if we are with them. This is not a burden this is an adventure.”
  - Bono at the NAACP award, March 2007

“Since the Fall no organization or way of life whatever has a natural tendency to go right.”
  - C.S. Lewis

“Speak to us about the deepest yearning of our hearts, about our many wishes, about hope; not about the many strategies for (mere) survival, but about trust; not about new methods of satisfying our emotional needs, but about love. Speak to us about a vision larger than our changing perspectives and about a voice deeper than the clamorings of our mass media. Yes, speak to us about something or someone greater than ourselves. Speak to us about.....God.”
  - Excerpt from Life of the Beloved, by Henri J.M. Nouwen (page 22)

“Contrary to popular opinion, Christians are not nice polite people who never get angry with one another. Those are not the virtues of God's people. Our virtues are truth-telling, kindness, forgiveness and yes, even anger-as long as it is the anger that is part of true love-through which we move closer to one another and to the God who has shown us how it is done.”
  - Barbara Brown Taylor

“When everything that matters can be bought and sold, when commitments can be broken because they are no longer to our advantage, when shopping becomes salvation and advertising slogans become our litany, when our worth is measured by how much we earn and spend, then the market is destroying the very virtues on which in the long run it depends.”
  - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

“God can look right through whatever evil we have done in our lives and get to the creature made in the divine image. I suspect that only God and well-loved infants can see this way. Peter denied Jesus, and Saul persecuted the early Christians, but God could see the apostles they would become. Maybe that's why we worship-to respond to this grace. We praise God not to celebrate our own faith but to give thanks for the faith that God has in us and in others.”
  - Kathleen Norris