If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit (Gal. 5:25)
Gods love is perfected in us (1 Joh. 4:7,12)
If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink.(Rom. 12:20)
Pray for those who abuse you. (Lk. 6:27-28)
God makes his sun rise on the bad and the good(Matt 5:48)
All who take the sword, will perish by the sword (Matt 26:53)
Be merciful,just as your Father is merciful. (Lk 6:37)
If your sheep falls into a pit on the sabbath, would you not lay hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a human being than a sheep.(Matt 12:11-12)
The tax collectors and sinners were all crowding round to listen to him, and the Pharisees and scribes complained saying, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them …’ (Lk 15:2-3)
Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifice.’ And indeed I came to call not the upright, but sinners. (Mt 9:12-13)
Let anyone who believes in me come to drink! (Jn 7:38)
When he arrived at the Pharisee’s house and took his place at table, suddenly a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town … She covered his feet with kisses and anointed him … the Pharisee said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would know … what sort of person [was] touching him and what a bad name she has …’ (Lk 7:36-39)
They were at supper … and he got up from table, removed his outer garments … and began to wash his disciples’ feet … (Jn 13:2, 4, 5)
His disciples were hungry and began to pick ears of corn and eat them. The Pharisees noticed it and said to him, ‘Look, your disciples are doing something that is forbidden on the Sabbath’. (Mt 12:1-2)
Jews, of course, do not associate with Samaritans’ (Jn 4:10)
There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor freeman, there can neither be male nor female – for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28-29)
Lady Aung San, daughte of the assasinated politician Aung San, became engaged in Birma’s nationwide democracy uprising in 1988. She got house arrest. Thousands of letters were sent by members of Amnesty International to her suppressors. After 21 years she was released 13 November 2012. Like Gandhi she is campagning nonviolently for democracy. Recently her opposition party did win a byelection, but Myamar's parlement is still dominated by supporters of the military rulers.
Senaor B.Aquino, the staunchest critic of President Marcosof the Philippines, was assasinated in 1983. His wife Corazon stayed in monastery for a while. She studied the nonvilent methodes of Gandhi, how to topplr a monarchy. Than she emerged as leader of the opposition. With the support of many experts, millions of people, the Catholic hierarchy and eventually the army she got Marcos to leave the country. She became the first female president of her country.
In a dream a legion of christian youngsters together with boys and girls of other denominations all over the world is pleading with wounded Malala from Pakistan for egalitarian treatment of girls and women in education and jobs, marriage and divorse, in churches, synagoges, mosks and businesses
Abbe Pierre, Albert Schweitzer, Dietrich Bonnhoeffer, Dalai Lama, Muhtar Mai, Nelson Mandela, Frére Joseph, Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale, Helen Suzman, mother Teresa and President M.Nyerere.
30 Voices from our time