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Joan D. Chittister Quotes: Compassion makes no distinction between friends and enemies, neighbors and outsiders, compatriots and foreigners. Compassion is the gate to human community.
         

Compassion makes no distinction between friends and enemies, neighbors and outsiders, compatriots and foreigners. Compassion is the gate to human community.


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Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.

Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.



Beware the religion that turns you against another one. It's unlikely that it's really religion at all.

Beware the religion that turns you against another one. It's unlikely that it's really religion at all.



Hope is not a matter of waiting for things outside of us to get better. It is about getting better inside about what is going on outside.

Hope is not a matter of waiting for things outside of us to get better. It is about getting better inside about what is going on outside.



We talk religion in a world that worships the bread but does not distribute it, that practices ritual rather than righteousness, that confesses but does not repent.

We talk religion in a world that worships the bread but does not distribute it, that practices ritual rather than righteousness, that confesses but does not repent.



Grief is a sign that we loved something more than ourselves. . . . Grief makes us worthy to suffer with the rest of the world.

Grief is a sign that we loved something more than ourselves. . . . Grief makes us worthy to suffer with the rest of the world.



When souls really touch, it is forever. Then space and time disappear, and all that remains is the consciousness that we are not alone in life.

When souls really touch, it is forever. Then space and time disappear, and all that remains is the consciousness that we are not alone in life.



Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others.

Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others.



Oppressors do not get to be oppressors in a single sweep. They 	manage it because little by little, we make them that. We overlook too much in the beginning and wonder why we lost control in the end.

Oppressors do not get to be oppressors in a single sweep. They manage it because little by little, we make them that. We overlook too much in the beginning and wonder why we lost control in the end.



Compassion is the ability to understand how difficult it is for people to be the best of what they want to be at all times.

Compassion is the ability to understand how difficult it is for people to be the best of what they want to be at all times.



An authentic spirituality does not cater to culture; it calls culture to accountability.

An authentic spirituality does not cater to culture; it calls culture to accountability.





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