Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized.
The universe can take quite a while to deliver.
The best power of all is to be free, but Obama is not a free person. He is a prisoner of a military system. He talked about closing Guantanamo and ending the war in Iraq. Now he’s taken on another war. What’s happening?
Consider in 1945, when the United Nations was first formed, there were something like fifty-one original member countries. Now the United Nations is made up of 193 nations, but it follows the same structure in which five nations control it. It’s an anti-democratic structure.
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt that same kind of peace, the kind of serenity that I felt after acknowledging that maybe I was going to die of this TB.
In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.
We accept the world in order to change it. If you do not accept, then what are you going to change?
My service to humanity is my real opportunity to prove my genuine love for God and God alone.
Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?