"Black people, in ages past, have traditional ways of teaching the children to rejoice in grief, in adversity, in oppression, in slavery. It's that kind of joy that helps a person keep going in faith."
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"We do not come to blooming alone. Who are your companions in the bloomtime of Lent?"
“I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to this glorious saint ... For some years now, I think, I have made some request of him every year on his festival and I have always had it granted. If my petition is in any way ill-directed, he directs it aright for my greater good.”
"Religious life is not a self-selected option — it is a call to give one's entire life in love to Christ and to his prophetic mission to confront and change the oppressive and unjust structures in our world: political, economic, cultural, religious or any other."
"Can we believe just a little longer? It will get darker still, but we will be drawn up and up."
"For some reason, God tends to deal with me in tidal waves rather than whispers. I attribute that to the fact that I'm hard to get through to!"
"People who pass by, who go ahead in life without taking account of the needs of others, without noticing the many spiritual and material needs, are people who pass without living; they are people who are not useful to others."
"The Eucharist is where we can move from the otherness to oneness. It is our identity. If we don't see our neighbors as the image of God, then we become aliens ourselves."
"God doesn’t love us only if we can change, but God loves us so much that we are able to change. Imagine taking that outrageous reality to heart and working from there!"
"Speak! When you speak about yourself, it will reflect on what others are doing. Because you are never alone; we're a community."
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