“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
The poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.
~ Gustavo Gutierrez
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less.
“We are all called, good and bad. The Church is not only for the good, or for those who seem good or believe themselves good. The Church is for everyone, and even preferably for the wicked, because the Church is mercy.”
~ Pope Francis
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
~ Paul Coelho