"We can't let go of that string of hope."
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"There is the sea, great and wide! It teems with countless beings, living things both large and small."
"Are we so trapped in our institutions, tending to the dying structures, and grieving the loss of so much that the structures themselves do not allow for a radical presence to what is most needed in our world today?"
"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
"The community born out of Pentecost is a community of the forgiven who are commissioned to forgive. These are people who must never forget either their origin or their destiny: They are a gathering of the frail and failing called to strengthen one another."
"Hope truly is like a sail. It gathers the wind of the Spirit and transforms it into a driving force that pushes the boat out to sea or to the shore, depending on circumstances."
"Prayer, if we pay attention, if we deepen, breaks out of linguistic bonds. Takes flight. Bores deep. It's free-form verse. As near as our next breath ... the quotidian that transcends to mystical."
"What will help us to fly?"
"Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war."
"Let love win. There's no love like forgiveness, and there's no forgiveness without love."