“If you do not find God in the stranger, in the refugee, in the poor, you will not find him in the Eucharist either”.paraphrasing St John Chrysostom
“If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you.”St. Thomas of Villanova
“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Many people say that we need the death penalty in order to have “justice for the victims.”
But so many family members of murder victims say over and over that the death penalty is not what they want. It mirrors the evil. It extends the trauma. It does not provide closure. It creates new victims… it is revenge, not justice.
Killing is the problem, not the solution.Shane Claiborne / Sojourners