The Rev. Kathryn M. Matthews retired in 2016 after serving as dean of Amistad Chapel at the national offices of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Carolyn Heilbrun, 20th century
"Power consists in deciding which story shall be told."
Pope John Paul II, quoting Augustine, 4th century
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song."
Arundhati Roy, 21st century
"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, 21st century
"To say that there is not enough money is just a lie. There's plenty of money in the world; it's just not going to health care for poor people."
Emily Dickinson. 19th century
"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
George Eliot, 19th century
"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. "
Martin Luther, 16th century
"Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail."