In my view the truth lies in my ability to incorporate my vertical relationship with God into the horizontal relationships with my fellow men; in my ability to pursue my ultimate purpose on earth which is to do good.

- Steve Biko

No church, no Christian can remain content with living life in a way that allows us to watch most of the world lying half-dead in the road and pass by.

- Tom Wright, Lent for Everyone: Luke, 47. On the story of the Good Samaritan.

Disrespect, and thereby also wronging, is determined, on the one hand, by the actual worth of the recipient, not by what agent or recipient happens to believe to be that worth; and on the other hand, by whether or not the respect-disrespect import of the action is such as to befit a person of this worth, not by whether the agent or recipient believes it does, or by whether the agent's actions express his feelings of disrespect.

- Nicholas Wolterstorff, Justice: Rights and Wrongs, 299.