When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
former Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil
The function of prayer is not to establish a routine; it is to establish a relationship with God who is in relationship with us always.... The function of prayer is to bring us into touch with ourselves, as well. To the ancients, "tears of compunction" were the sign of a soul that knew its limits, faced its sins, accepted its needs, and lived in hope.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.~ Agatha Christie ~