When we discover how great God's forgiveness is, we are impelled more and more strongly to forgive one another. The Rule of Taize recalls the phrase that Brother Roger's mother often used to repeat: "If we were to lose mercy, we would have lost everything." A life of communion with God opens us to seek reconciliation with others and to commit ourselves to alleviate the sufferings of the poorest.

Marcello Fidanzio, Brother Roger of Taize: Essential Writings by Marcello Fidanzio, editor, Brother Roger of Taize