Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Maggie Ross, pen name for Martha Reeves

American Anglican Solitary, Teacher in Oxford

"Pain is the source of compassion, and compassion shifts our perspective on pain, which frees us from the fear of death."

"Repentance… is about being restored to ourselves."

"The pain that gives us self-knowledge, willingly sought and moved through, is at the heart of repentance of any kind. Pain is… the open space - one meaning of the ancient Hebrew word for salvation - the point of intersection and integration of our selves with one another and all the Creation."