March 6, 2018
The voice of God within us is not the only voice of God. Openness is not gentility in the social arena. It is not polite listening to people with whom we inherently disagree. It is not political or civil or “nice.” It is not even simple hospitality. It is the munificent abandonment of the mind to new ideas, to new possibilities. God comes in every voice, behind every face, in every moment, deep in every struggle. To close off any of them is to close off the possibility of becoming new ourselves.
Joan Chittister, OSB, Illuminated Life