The only purpose of life is to see God face to face, and the more I see of life and its experiences, the more I feel that everyone does not receive the light in the same way, even as, though the sun is the same, we see it differently from the equatorial regions, from the temperate zone, and from the frigid zone.

Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings by Mahatma Gandhi, John Dear, editor