• God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.

    Keynote Address at the 54th National Prayer Breakfast, delivered 2 February 2006, The Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.