“Many people belong to the church who do not belong to God, and many people belong to God who do not belong to the church.”
Eric Hoffer, American philosopher
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Yes, the old ways of doing things are on hold, perhaps for longer than we realize. But this moment of rupture may be an opening to new paths. New connections. New ways of being. And, if we are diligent and blessed, maybe even liberation.
~ Rabbi Michael Rothbaum
Lent…that space where we look, first of all, at what we set out to be, and then look consciously at what we are now doing to get there.
~ Joan Chittister, OSB
Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.
~ Albert Einstein.
“It is not enough to offer someone a sandwich unless it is accompanied by the possibility of learning how to stand on one’s own two feet. Charity that leaves the poor person as he is, is not sufficient. True mercy, the mercy God gives to us and teaches us, demands justice, it demands that the poor find the way to be poor no longer.”
~ Pope Francis
“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
~ John F. Kennedy
Do good to others not because of who they are, but because of who you are.
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.
~ Bill Bullard
To be centered in God alone does not mean to have no interests but God. It means to realize that all other interests are meant to bring us closer to God. They are not meant to take God’s place in our lives but to enable God’s spirit to enhance the meaning of everything else.
~ Sr. Joan Chittister