To be an Eastern Day people

Our calling is to be an Easter Day people, not a Good Friday people.
Through the prayers and love of people around the world, I was enabled to make my bombing redemptive, to bring life out of death, good out of evil. I realised that, if I was filled with hatred, bitterness and desire for revenge, I would be a victim forever. They would have failed to kill the body, but they would have killed the soul.

Michael Lapsley was injured by a letter bomb while working against apartheid in South Africa. (2015, Lenten speech at Our Lady of Luxembourg)