Solidarity is not the sharing of crumbs from the table, but to make space at the table for everyone.
“You make a living by what you get.
You make a life by what you give.”~Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)
U.S. Catholic magazine
The deepest purpose of the church is not to defend doctrine but to continue the earthly ministry of Jesus.
It is not just partisan politics for a party to deliberately and systematically seek to suppress minority votes, it is also a heretical denial of the biblical assertion of the image of God in every one of us that entitles us to equal dignity, equal rights, equal citizenship, and equal opportunity.Rev. Jim Wallis, in Christ in Crisis
Pope Francis called tax evasion a “structure of sin.” In a recent interview, the pontiff said: “It has become evident that those who do not pay their taxes are not only committing a crime, but murder: if there are not enough hospital beds or respirators, they too are partly to blame.”
“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