Las Casas was founded with a purpose to uplift the people of Guatemala.
The business could not have been formed without the help of inspiration and hope for change. We truly want life to be fair. We want all cultures to be accepted and respected. This page is dedicated to those who have set forth on that path of peace, justice, faith, hope and love. Join with us in acknowledging their courage, compassion and teachings.
"Only a life lived for others is worth living."
"To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power."
"Satan prompts us to give importance to what has no importance."
St. Francis of Assisi
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace."
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot."
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
"Action expresses priorities."
verse in Matthew 5:14-16
"You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."
"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice."
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman
"...comprehend the distinction between the old American republic and the new global empire. The republic offered hope to the world. Its foundation was moral and philosophical rather than materialistic. It was based on concepts of equality and justice for all...It could open its arms to shelter the downtrodden...The global empire, on the other hand, is the republic's nemesis. It is self-centered, self-serving, greedy, and materialistic, a system based on mercantilism. Like empires before, its arms are open only to accumulate resources, to grab everything in sight and stuff its insatiable maw. It will use whatever means it deems necessary to help its rulers gain more power and riches."
movie quote from Simon Birch
"What I want to do and what I do are two separate things. If we all went around doing what we wanted all the time, there'd be chaos."
"Justice is what love looks like in public."
"Our dreams are big - our hopes high - our goals longterm - and the path is difficult. But the only failure is not to try."
Casey [Oche] Bridgeford
"Saying it's not fair doesn't relieve our responsibility to make it more fair. It only highlights our responsibility!"
verse in Isaiah 61:8-9 (The Message)
"Because I, God, love fair dealing and hate thievery and crime, I'll pay your wages on time and in full, and establish my eternal covenant with you. Your descendants will become well-known all over. Your children in foreign countries will be recognized at once as the people I have blessed."
Dr Martin Luther King Jr
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Letter from John
"I am ashamed because fear overrides my desire for change, and for the fact that it is attitudes like mine that keep the oppressed, oppressed."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
John F Kennedy
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."