The following is from an interview Mev did with Tereza Calvacanti in Brazil in 1990; it appeared in her 1994 book, The Struggle Is One:
An important discovery is gratuity. That is, giving time and space for what’s not anticipated, what comes from God, from the future. Availability—not being a prisoner to our projects and plans. And hospitality. This is an important quality and character of our people. Their houses are always open!