It is good to remind ourselves of the freedoms we so often take for granted. For the next book you read, get a postcard or photograph to use as a bookmark that will remind you of the freedom you have to read whatever you wish. It might be an illustration that depicts something related to your own country's defense of freedom or an illustration that depicts a repressive society where human freedoms are not respected or protected. Either way, each time you open this book to read, offer a prayer of thanks for your life and a prayer of courage for those who must read under the threat of punishment.

Tom Cowan in The Way of the Saints