“Eternity lies not in a grain of sand but in a glass of water. The cosmos revolves in comforting the sick. When you act in this way, you are sharing in the love which built the stars.”–Terry Eagleton, A Very Short Introduction to the Meaning of Life, p.95

“Holiness is found in how we treat others, not in how we contemplate the cosmos….it takes relationships to provide the friction that wears down our rough edges and sanctifies us….virtues are precisely those attributes of character that best suit us to live harmoniously, even joyfully, in society. Kindness only exists when there is someone to whom we show kindness. Patience is only manifest when another calls it forth. So it is with mercy, generosity, and self-control.”-Terryl and Fiona Givens, The God Who Weeps, p.112-113.