Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired.
Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves – and be free.
What we do know absolutely is that human lives are worth more than grapes and that innocent-looking grapes on the table may disguise poisonous residues hidden deep inside where washing cannot reach.
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.
You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.