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“Perhaps Perseverance will help me to lay aside some of the things that cause me grief so that I stretch into God’s presence. The Creator God’s love for me, for the particular human being that I am, is one of the most profound paradoxes I know. It is impossible to wrap my mind around it — even more impossible than wrapping my head around Mars.”
“Projecting evil onto others and then hoping that what we have imagined about them is an unclean spirit that can be somehow cast out of them is a way of pulling back and away from our neighbors. They become not quite human to us when we do this.”
“People need our voices and our understanding. And I really do believe that when they hear the call of Love they will respond. Their souls will leap for joy as they recognize our words. They may be frightened and angry as well — the call of Christ brings a profound reorientation — but they will recognize, and, hopefully, be changed.”
“In each case what I remember most, of course, is the child. Our grandson was handed to us wrapped in a soft, little white blanket, his tiny hands fisting in a way that took my breath away. He opened his eyes and looked at me, and I knew I would do anything for this little soul.”
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