|A Cottage by the Sea||
The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eight of it being above water.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
A community is not always an intentional gathering . . . sometimes communities form because unpredictable events and circumstances draw people into shared life intersections.
When walking in the company of two other men I am bound to be able to learn from them. The good points of the one I copy; the bad points of the other I correct in myself.
Someplace deep inside us we know, even in our loneliest moments, that we are not alone.
For all its presumed innocence, this way of life lived by well-off North Americans is both unjust to those who cannot attain this lifestyle and destructive of the very planet that supports us all.
Art matters because it lets us engage with our complex social fabric, allowing us to cross divides and work toward a safer and more meaningful existence together.
Cate Blanchett in the NY Times, I'm Not Mrs. America: That's the Point. May 21, 2020
…we want to remind people of goodwill that the word “economy” comes from the Greek “οικονομία” oikonomía- the whole household of God.
Massachusetts Council of Churches