A love to see anew

November 8, 2011

True love is delicate and kind, full of gentle perception and understanding, full of beauty and grace, full of joy unutterable. There should be some flavor of this in all our love for others. We are all one. We are one flesh in the Mystical Body as man and woman are said to be one flesh in marriage. With such a love one would see all things new; we would begin to see people as they really are, as God sees them.

– Dorothy Day (1897-1980), American journalist and social activist

Koinonia

October 17, 2011

We can be human only in fellowship, in community, in koinonia, in peace.

– Desmond Tutu in his Nobel Lecture after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1984. Koinonia is a Greek term meaning communion by intimate participation.