“Jesus came not from the heart of the circle of Light to destroy the homes and build upon their ruins the convents and monasteries. He did not persuade the strong man to become a monk or a priest, but He came to send forth upon this earth a new spirit. with power to crumble the foundation of any monarchy build upon human bones and skulls….
Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels….He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest.”
— Kahlil Gibran (“The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran”)