“When I say, “I believe in Jesus” I am saying that I believe in a way of life above and beyond what anything else challenges me to be. Institutions, the best of them, want me in the end for aggrandizement, the status, the power, the service of themselves. They want me to keep their rules and regulations, their laws and disciplines, their priorities and their prescriptions, all of them, without a doubt, good. But all of them partial. Short of the goal. Only Jesus wants me for more than that. Jesus wants me for the Gospel, for the Good Life, whatever the cost. That is the Jesus in whom I believe.”
Chittister, Joan In Search of Belief, Ligouri/Triumph Ligouri, Missouri Copyright © 1999 by Joan Chittister, p. 68.