"It's really just listening to the Spirit's invitation. None of it was ever planned."
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"Every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of his own State. When there are just reasons in favor of it, he must be permitted to emigrate to other countries and take up residence there. The fact that he is a citizen of a particular State does not deprive him of membership in the human family, nor of citizenship in that universal society, the common, world-wide fellowship of men."
"God put smart women everywhere, so forget the hero thing; find the smart women. They will understand these principles, and they will step up."
"As we let the Earth restore us, we can be better at restoring the Earth. As we renew our baptismal promises and reflect on the waters of our baptism, may we deepen in our commitment to ensure life-giving water for all."
"My spirituality is enriched with gratitude, and it is a joy to give of myself to those who have so little."
"The little virtues may seem simple. Cultivating them is a life's work."
"I could hear the quiet reassurance of an inner voice, saying, 'Stand up for righteousness, stand up for truth. God will be at your side forever.' "
"A beam, a signal for safety; what in your heart guides the way?"
"Jesus was a teacher. All those who chose to follow him were invited to see things differently. To wake up to what is really there. To remove the blinders that keep us seeing through the worldviews and assumptions of an earlier stage of consciousness. To become aware of one's own biases and behaviors so as to enter into the process of transformation. To enter into the process of putting on the mind of Christ."
"Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive."