Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.