“We yearn to belong more than to be loved.”
~ Jean Vanier


God Incarnate

From The Passion of the Infant Christ
“The Infant Christ is the whole Christ. Christ was not more God, more Christ, more man, on the Cross than He was in His Mother’s womb. His first tear, His first smile, His first pulsation in the womb of His Mother, could have redeemed the world.”
~ Caryll Houselander

From Night
(In the work camp, Buna, upon witnessing the hanging of a child):
“For more than half an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed. Behind me, I heard the same man asking:
​“Where is God now?”
“And I heard a voice within me answer him:
​“Where is He? Here He is — He is hanging here on this gallows…”
~ Elie Wiesel


“We have to be realistic. We can’t be taken in by appearances; we have to adopt a realistic approach. It’s through education that we come to grips with reality. Understanding grows first from hearing or reading, followed by analysis and experiment, and then really thinking about it. It is one of our unique human abilities that we can look at reality from more than one angle.”
~ Dalai Lama