He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught.
~ Thomas Aquinas
To matter in the scheme of the cosmos: this is better theology than all our sociology. It is, in fact, all that God has promised to us: that we matter. That he cares. As far as I know, no great prophet has promised people that God will give them social justice, though he may have threatened doom and extinction if the people themselves don’t do something about it. If God cares about us, we have to care about each other.
~ Madeleine L’Engle, in A Circle of Quiet (NY: HarperCollins, 1972), pages 11-112
How different our standard is from Christ’s. We ask how much a man gives. He asks how much he keeps.
~ Andrew Murray
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
~ Henry David Thoreau