"We have to find ways of living without damaging the Earth, but we have to go way beyond that to a much more creative way of relating to the whole community of life on this planet and toward a more harmonious future."
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"As soon as I saw Maryknoll I said, 'There, that's something I would be interested in.' "
"Change is something desirable, yet it becomes a source of anxiety when it causes harm to the world and to the quality of life of much of humanity."
"Whatever opinion many of us may have as to the cause of emigration, of the fact there is no question."
"For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be denounced."
"Everything counts. Everything we do matters. Every gesture of mercy, every compassionate act, every word of truth all contribute to the fund of goodness needed in the world."
"Leaning on the beach this boat sits in solidarity for the day when small boats will not be overloaded with refugees and people will reach out to each other with compassion."
"Prophets are called to be faithful, not successful, and so are those who preach truth today."
"Truth becomes an action word in Jesus where we see a God who shows love through healing and teaching, inclusion, forgiveness, nonviolence and faithfulness. When we experience these qualities in ourselves or others, we experience God. This is my standard for knowing truth. When I see God, I see truth."
"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together, and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time."
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