Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Devotion is a social force.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
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.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.