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"But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves."    - Malachi ; Malachi 4:2


"You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally."    - Ezekiel ; Ezekiel 34:4


"Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security."    - Jeremiah ; Jeremiah 33:6


"Addressing woundedness is not about blaming others . . . Constructive confrontation aids our healing."      - Bell Hooks ; Quoted by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis in Fierce Love, p. 113


"We are not responsible for what breaks us, but we can be responsible for what puts us back together again."    - Archbishop Desmond Tutu ; Quoted by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis in Fierce Love, p. 69


"We have a choice to make. We can answer this question with diminished imagination, by closing ranks with our tribe and hiding from our human responsibility to heal the world. Or we can answer the question of who we are to be another way: We can answer it in the spirit of ubuntu. The concept comes from the Zulu phrase Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu, which literally means that a person is a person through other people. Another translation is, “I am who I am because we are who we are.”    - Jacqui Lewis ; Fierce Love (pp. 11-12)


"People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do."

   - Dorothy Day ; The Long Loneliness


"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."    - Angela Davis ; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014


"When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.  He told them: 'Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.' So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere."    - Luke ; Luke 9.1-6


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