"...when our religious lives numb us to the painful realities of this world I our popularity with God might decrease. Our relationship with God should inspire deeper human interacting, not greater human relationship recession."
"...I think we’d be doing both our faith and our patriotism a favor if we made clear in our own minds that not everyone who is a Christian, as grateful as we may be for the freedom we’re afforded here, agrees morally with how we got here."
"You, violence, will not destroy us. We will rise above. You, hate, will not destroy us. We will rise above. We will rise above our differences as excuses to hate and into peace. It takes dedicated work, but it’s the work of God."
"To say that something like sexual orientation, race, economic status, gender are not issues to us is to speak from a position of privilege. Those who are marginalized, oppressed or denied equality because of who they are do not have such a luxury."
"I can only tell you that on a plane when I was looking for rest, I found God. When I was looking for solace, I was disturbed. When I was looking for escape, I found communion with the divine."