[In Latin America] in the faces and the hands of the dispossessed the Lord is knocking, and knocking loudly, on the community's door. By feeding the hope of the poor . . . the church will be accepting the banquet to which the Lord of the Kindgom invites us.

Solidarity, prayer and martyrdom add up to a time of salvation and judgment, a time of grace and stern demand — a time, above all, of hope.

Gustavo Gutierrez, We Drink From Our Own Wells