- Howard Thurman
American author, civil rights leader, and theologian (1899-1981)
Bodies matter to God. Matter matters. Until we can proclaim that wondrous truth, ecology will be a sideline in our pastoring and preaching, our theologies and liturgies … Wetlands and rivers, wheat fields and dough rising, people dancing in the aisles and people sleeping in the streets of our cities. Matter matters to God.
- Barbara Lundblad
from her sermon "Matter Matters"