"People around us are whispering their stories to us all the time. Too shy to proclaim their need or their success, too fearful of ridicule or shame, incredulous that anyone would even care, the people around us leave clues of their desire to be noticed."
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"Our future rests not upon our politics or economics but the degree to which all of us meet the moral call to our neighbors, children, God's creation and our common future."
"We're hungry for goodness, and it's here. If you can't see it, then let's look for it together."
"When they come here they call it their home because they have no other home. A home is made of people who love and care for you."
"Today you have the opportunity to decide what you will be beyond this point. Will you say yes to God's plan in your life?"
"Who is going to listen to a 17-year-old peasant with no training as a knight, no battle experience, no connections? Well, they did listen, thanks to her voices, her daunting courage, and her flaming charisma. She heard the voices of angels and saints, and they were the source of her power."
"The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander . . . if you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression."
"The vision of the world to come seldom encourages the flourishing of the material world, but flight from it. It does not promote the splendor of the world we have, but the glory of the next."
"Each day we have to place a brick on this wall of peace, democracy, development, security and stability."
"We are blessed to be alive. Not every egg makes it. Is this fallen one a discards of lost possibilities, or what remains after one has flown to the heavens. Where is your shell?"