My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
God is not a diversion.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.