"We live in a world filled with the action of God’s creating love and are partners of that divine activity in a time when major social and global change creates both enormous challenge and significant opportunity."
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"To hear the call of the human heart in another person means hearing truth. It puts your hand on the doorway to peace, comfort and understanding in someone's life. In the presence of another's truth, one can feel its impact. But then, the choice: to let it draw out the best in you — or harden one's heart into judgment, criticism or ignoring the call for response."
"Embracing suffering as a companion to the joy of love is the meaning of the cross. In the cross, our human suffering has been redeemed, and we never need to carry our heartaches and troubles alone. The whole point of this life is love, and the cost of love is pain."
"Like ghosts of people unseen, the fountain waters remember that the invisible ones are important as we make our decisions."
"The Ignatian approach to good choices emphasizes freedom. Making a free decision means that we set aside our own preferences and preconceptions and strive to be free of social pressures and psychological strains. We carefully examine our motives and desires."
"Sometimes the only thing one can do is pray!"
"God does not come in the wind, in the earthquakes, or in the fires. He comes as a gentle breeze."
"Being called is about recognizing a need and filling it. That need is not just in the world, it’s also in yourself."
"The happiest days are those that make us wise."
"Jesus touched the unclean, ate with sinners, worked on the Sabbath, and generally seemed to relish activities that were the symbolic equivalent of blowing dandelion seeds over every manicured lawn he came near."