Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Quotes

  • ''Terrorism cannot be won by weapons but by God's spirit. Calling everyone who believes in prayers to pray for those who hatch plans to commit terror that they will be touched by God's spirit of love, that their hearts of stone can turn to hearts of flesh.''
    on the terror attack in Nice, Paris during celebration of Bastille Day on July 13,2016 when a lorry truck mowed down people in zigzag direction, killing 84 persons and wounding many.
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  • ''Into the gift of life, God has also given freedom- even freedom to accept or reject him as Lord. Human freedom can be abused by humans, even to the point of losing sight of the Lord's purpose for every given human life, and simply declaring one's own self as God. Here evil finds its corrupt and vain power.''
    As my answer to the question of evil in our world...
  • ''Give from the heart without expecting for return. It is in giving that unexpected blessings come.''
    the mystery in the act of giving and sharing...
  • ''We have never learned Jesus' way of love and forgiveness. We continue to march for victory over bones of the weak, and vow for revenge when hurt.''
    on the continuing wars that plague nations.
  • ''There is this rising trend in our time that the Samaritan spirit to help those who are in dire need is drowned by fear of strangers and fear of terror.''
    on the way refugees are treated with cold shoulder by political policies.
  • ''Very tragic indeed when humans drown their hearts by hate and let the innate love in it suffocate!''
    worried about the rising tide of nationalism many places in our work, identifying foreigners, immigrants or refugees as threat, vowing to work only for self protection as a country.
  • ''By human madness, this beautiful city of Aleppo is left into ruins, leaving charred bodies of humans & unending lamentations of the living.Stop bombing!''
    tragedy in Syria, calling on the regime and Russian forces or the Allied forces to stop bombing...
  • ''Celebrate this day, October 18 in the year of the Lord as Anti Slavery Day, calling humans to fight against slavery and women trafficking. Human freedom is God's given innate gift to every human life.''
    On Anti Slavery Day in 2016.
  • ''Our hearts go to the people in Mosul, on the crossroads of war between Iraqi forces and ISIS. Lord, have mercy.''
    The Battle for Mosul against ISIS, having its stronghold in this second largest city in Iraq.
  • ''Refugees have also right to life and protection.''
    On the demolition of the temporary homes of refugees and immigrants in Calais Jungle while waiting to fulfill their dream of entering into Britain.

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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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Love Beyond Measure

Who can fathom its depth
when it touches the heart
to rejoice and mourn?

Who can conquer its height
when it elevates one to
the apex of delirium and success?

Who can hoard its fragrance
when to hide it
murders the beauty
of both man and woman?

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