One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.