“What is good for us always comes by three unequivocal words: life, light, and love. Defending life, witnessing light, living out love; these remain forever. They are the specific duty of anyone who calls upon God, following Christ’s unmistakable example.
An assembly where people do not love each other, where they accuse each other, where there is rancor or hatred, cannot call itself Christian.
A person who keeps silent about the truth, who hides the light, is not Christian.
A people which kills, which deteriorates the quality of life, which suffocates the poor, which is not free, is not a Christian people.
This is terribly costly. It is drawn from the silence of God. It calls for swimming against the stream. It demands lengthy prayer. And no fear.”
~ From The God Who Comes, by Carlo Carretto