Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Quotes

  • ''The human heart is a vacuum of emptiness without love. We may be able to love and strive to love with all our will and emotions, but our human love is so limited that at anytime it can fail to live in love. We need therefore to come to the source of all love, Jesus Christ, the source of real love, the agape love. Knowing him and his way of life enables us to learn to truly love.''
    On Valentine's Day, on the human incapacity to love to the fullest and in need of the source of all love...
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  • ''Happy Valentine's Day to those who have found their love, to those who have lost their love and still looking, to those who love but whose love is rejected or not reciprocated, or to those who simply imagine what it is to fall in love and to be loved in return!''
    Valentine's Day 2016
  • ''Religion is dead without concrete expressions of love and compassion. Religion is dead when language of religion is limited to dogmas and creeds without the living language of God's living actions in one's own life.''
    reflecting on the debate on the validity of religions in our time.
  • ''Women can be compared to the beauty of a garden. A garden has many kinds of flowers but every flower represents a unique beauty to the eye.''
    During the meeting of cross-cultural women.
  • ''In portraying gory violence and moral decay in many films, the film industry is exulting the debased. I look forward to films and movies which affirm central human values of truth, human integrity and compassion.''
    Just tired of the many violent films on TV screen before the eyes of our young children day in and day out.
  • ''It is possible to be sad to the brink of despair but still keep 'the joy of the Lord within', the hope to the tunnel of light.''
    between the joy and sadness
  • ''Let the Filipinos never forget the story of freedom from dictatorial regime waged against not by weapons but by people's power in the EDSA non-violent revolution, Feb.1986, now its 30th year anniversary! Congratulations, Philippines and all the Filipinos throughout the world!''
    on the 30th anniversary of the Philippine EDSA revolution from the Marcos regime.
  • ''Yes, the Bible also records the stoning to death, done against women who committed adultery or who did the act of prostitution. But it was Jesus who changed the traditional way of dealing with women. While Jesus, stood beside a sinful woman, whom the local people would have started to stone to death, Jesus said that only the person who had not committed sin could throw stone against the woman. And nobody dared to throw stone against the judged woman because they realized that not one of them was free from sin. Christianity, therefore through Jesus, brought about the new understanding on the value of women as God's children, never meant to be stoned or hanged
    to death by any rule of religion.''
    in response to the stoning and hanging of women who commit adultery...
  • ''It is funny to watch the political debates in USA among presidential candidates in the Republican and Democratic Parties. One never knows who will win and nobody knows if indeed the voters can be played by the influence of more media coverage.''
    on USA's presidential race among two political parties
  • ''Sometimes one is gripped with total loneliness when one feels alone even in a maddening crowd. The yearning for fellowship among those who share the same views and who understand the same language is thirst that waits to be quenched.''
    just reflecting on loneliness in a new country

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Best Poem of Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Teacher, Teacher

Teacher, teacher, teacher, teach me now
Teacher, teacher, teacher, guide me now
Teacher, teacher, teacher, show the way
You are my light
You are my guide.

Teacher, teacher, teacher, comfort me
Give your listening ears when I cry
Help me find the strength in what I can
You are my help
You are my guide.

Teacher, teacher, teacher, build me up
When I do wrong, show me what is right
Teacher, teacher, teacher, let us laugh
You are my friend
You are my guide.

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Renewed from hatred
that strangulates the flow of love.

Renewed from anger
that bulldozes a mountain of understanding.

Renewed from pain
that shatters the windows of tomorrows.

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