“Let us not measure the church by the number of its members or by its material buildings.
The church has built many houses of worship, many cemeteries, many buildings that have been taken from her. They have been stolen and turned into libraries and barracks and markets and other things.
That doesn’t matter.
The material walls here will be left behind in history. What matters is you, the people, your hearts. God’s grace giving you God’s truth and life.
Don’t measure yourselves by your numbers. Measure yourselves by the sincerity of heart with which you follow the truth and light of our divine redeemer.”
~ Archbishop Oscar Romero