Here are a couple of quotes from his book, Credo:
“It is often said that the Church is a crutch. Of course it is a crutch. What make you think you don’t limp?”
“None of the twelve disciples had any of the co-called “advantages” – education, wealth, social status. They were as ordinary as they come, which makes the point that Christ is not looking for extraordinary people but for ordinary men and women who do ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
So, here is the blessing that came from Fr. Coffin which I love:
“May God give you grace never to sell yourself short.
To risk something big for something good.
And grace to remember that the world is too dangerous for anything but truth,
And too small for anything but love.”
May God bless us all.