"The biblical miracle stories point to the political implications of disease and to the social-psychic nature of much sickness. They present inclusive and sophisticated metaphors for understanding the relational nature of sickness and suffering."
Rita Nakashima Brock
"Compassion is an empowering power, an efficacy, a blazing fierceness, rather than an interior emotion, and it has an efficacy for transformation."
Form the book "Christianity's Dangerous Memory", Diarmuid O'Murchu