— Loreena McKennitt Canadian musician and composer 1957
The Mask and Mirror (1994), The Mystic's Dream
Contexto: And so it's there my homage's due
Clutched by the still of the night
And now I feel you move
Every breath is full
So it's there my homage's due
Clutched by the still of the night
Even the distance feels so near
All for the love of you.
„The mystery of the poor is this: That they are Jesus, and what you do for them you do for Him. It is the only way we have of knowing and believing in our love. The mystery of poverty is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor in giving to others, we increase our knowledge of and belief in love.“
— Dorothy Day Social activist 1897 - 1980
Catholic Worker (April 1964)
— Vincent de Paul French priest, founder and saint 1581 - 1660
As quoted in Homelessness in America : A Forced March to Nowhere (1982), p. 121
Contexto: You will find out that Charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the kettle of soup and the full basket. But you will keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good-humored. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting master you will see and the uglier and the dirtier they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is only for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you give to them.
„Nothing good came free. Even love. You paid for all things. And if you were poor, suffering was your currency.“
— Khaled Hosseini, libro Y las montañas hablaron
Fuente: And the Mountains Echoed
— Mitch Albom American author 1958
Fuente: The First Phone Call from Heaven
„Come near, that no more blinded by man’s fate,
I find under the boughs of love and hate,
In all poor foolish things that live a day,
Eternal beauty wandering on her way.“
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
To The Rose Upon The Rood Of Time
The Rose (1893)
„And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
Contexto: The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. …agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it’s what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men. And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him. And he might be the worst person you’ve ever seen. And this is what Jesus means, I think, in this very passage when he says, "Love your enemy." And it’s significant that he does not say, "Like your enemy." Like is a sentimental something, an affectionate something. There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, "Love your enemy." This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it.
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
The Undiscovered Self (1958)
„Alas, how can the poor souls live in Concord when you preachers sow amongst them in your sermons debate and discord? They look to you for light and you bring them darkness. Amend these crimes, I exhort you, and set forth God's word truly, both by true preaching and giving a good example, or else, I, whom God has appointed his vicar and high minister here, will see these divisions extinct, and these enormities corrected…“
— Henry VIII of England King of England from 1509 until 1547 1491 - 1547
Last speech to parliament, December 24, 1545. http://englishhistory.net/tudor/h8speech.html
See also: Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII, Great Britain. Public Record Office, John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry, vol. XX, part 2, p. 513. http://books.google.com/books?id=oBsFAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA4-PA513&dq=%22I,+whom+God+has+appointed+his+vicar+and+high+minister+%22&lr=
„During the election, Prime Minister Harper ended some of his speeches with the words “God bless Canada.” Indeed, the prophet Isaiah says that God blesses you when you “share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house” (Isaiah 58.7). We urge the Prime Minister to spend tax dollars now in a way that will bring the homeless poor into their own house, and allow them the dignity of sharing their bread with others.“
— Andrew Hutchison Canadian bishops 1938
The Globe and Mail, March 29, 2006.
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), Walk On
„That's when you can build a bridge of light.
That's what turns the wrong so right.
That's when you can't give up the fight.That's when love turns nighttime into day.
That's when loneliness goes away.
That's when you gotta be strong tonight.
Only love can build us a bridge of light.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Bridge of Light, written by Pink and Billy Mann, from the soundtrack to Happy Feet Two (2011)
„When somebody loves you
It's no good unless he loves you - all the way
Happy to be near you
When you need someone to cheer you - all the way.“
— Sammy Cahn American lyricist, songwriter, musician 1913 - 1993
All the Way (1957)
„Almighty God will bring the arrogant ones of the world to their knees in the forthcoming days and make them accept the system of the Mahdi. And you will all watch it altogether.“
— Harun Yahya Turkish author 1956
4 January 2014.
A9 TV addresses, 2014
„Whoever can feel, the love I do tell,
Would take by the heel, poor sinners from hell;
As downward they're going, to bring them above;
To sing of Christ's dying, a Heaven of love.“
— Dorothy Ripley missionary 1767 - 1832
A Hymn From My Nativity (22 August 1819), p. 18
The Bank of Faith and Works United (1819)
„…you both fail to understand what is happening to you. You cannot see or hear or smell the truth of what you see — and you, looking for destiny! It’s classic! And the boy, this automaton, he was made of the very mud of the region and sees far less than you. Poor stumblers, neither of you can see the other. To you he is a mark on the score-card of your achievement, a thing and not a man; a child, or even less — a black, amorphous thing. And you, for all your power, are not a man to him, but a God, a force…“
— Ralph Ellison, libro Invisible Man
Fuente: Invisible Man (1952), Chapter 3.
„Who sees not, that whosoever ministers to the poor, ministers to God? as it appears in that solemn sentence of the last day, Inasmuch as you did feed, clothe, lodge the poor, you did it unto me.“
— Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet English politician 1554 - 1625
Pits v. James (1614), Lord Hobart's Rep. 124-125