My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Prayer is a turning to God.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.