Love is such a powerful force. It’s there for everyone to embrace—that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in. ~ Coretta Scott King, quoted in The Black Woman’s Gumbo Ya-Ya (1993)

The final word is love. ~ Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness (1952)

Love alone matters. ~ Therese of Lisieux (1897), quoted in Dorothy Day, Therese (1960)

Happy Valentines Day.


(Grateful to the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual for these quotes.)