“One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘ …you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength…[and] you must love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12)
“The great conversion [of our life is to] learn the courage to say, ‘I don’t have to ask permission from the world to live. I am not what other people say I am. I am not what I produce. I am not what I own. What I truly am is the chosen, beloved child of Divine God.'” – Henri Nouwen.