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.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.