Steps of development

translated by Joachim Sanner
1. Friends

A friend,
is a man,
who knows you
and still loves you.

(Old saying)

2. Family

A little
from man to man
is better
than all love
for mankind.

(Richard Dehmel)

The human being
needs a fellow
in which to find
one´s own ego.

(Martin Buber)

1. Friends

that's like home.

(Kurt Tucholsky)

5. Work

The wiser and better
a man is,
the more kindness will observe
in the mankind.

(Blaise Pascal)

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translated by Sebastian Krüger
and revised by Joachim Sanner

4. Pro-fession

Who earnestly believes
in the living God,
also sees dignity and sense
in his own small
share of life.

(Hermann Zeller)

I am
as necessary in my place,
as an archangel
in his.

(Cardinal John Henry Newmann)

3. Love

should learn from ALL those,
who learned through LOVE,
that there are not TWO kingdoms:
one on earth and
one in heaven,

but that there is
the ONE and only kingdom
of the SOUL:
FILLED with dreams of
a HEAVENLY poetry of
mercy and KINDNESS.

(Eugen Drewermann)

LOVE is that
bonding force,
which ELEVATES the ego
in the most passionate way
and which offers you POWER
by being in the company
of a fellow man creature -
you NEVER felt before.

(Eugen Drewermann)

6. Longing

If the eye were not
like the SUN;
HOW could we see the LIGHT.

If God´s own power
didn´t live in us;
HOW could something divine
delight us ?


is the lot of the spirit,
who once saw
the beauty of God.

(Basilius the great)

5. Work

You say:
Our times are evil and miserable.
Live in a righteous way,
for by living
you CHANGE the time.


Who NEVER allows
somthing to be taken away
from himself
will NEVER GIVE anything
to someone else.

(Joan Baez, text of a song)

Translated by Tobias Reinholz
and revised by Joachim Sanner

that your loneliness
will be the spure,
that makes you
find something,
you can live for
- big enough to die for it.

(Dag Hammarskjöld)

is among the
mostimpressive events
in our lives.

(Ladislaus Boros)

6. Longing

is our heart,
until it will rest
in YOU.