Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you.
Doubts are the ants-in-the-pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.