Quote by Gro Harlem Brundtland
More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries.
This quote emphasizes the growing recognition of the interconnectedness between social, economic, and environmental aspects of development. It suggests that the well-being of families, communities, and countries is crucial for achieving sustainable and long-term progress. It highlights the need to prioritize and nurture the health and stability of these fundamental units, as they form the foundation for broader societal advancement. Ultimately, this understanding underscores the importance of pursuing holistic and inclusive approaches to development, addressing not just economic growth, but also social welfare and environmental sustainability.
I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad's sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.
Prayer is first of all listening to God. It's openness. God is always speaking; he's always doing something. Prayer is to enter into that activity. ... Convert your thoughts into prayer. As we are involved in unceasing thinking, so we are called to unceasing prayer. The difference is not that prayer is thinking about other things, but that prayer is thinking in dialogue, ... a conversation with God.
I remember an answer which when quite young I was prompted to make to a valued adviser who was wont to importune me with the dear old doctrines of the church. On my saying, What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within? my friend suggested--'But these impulses may be from below, not from above.' I replied, 'They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the devil's child, I will live them from the devil.