We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
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.'
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
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.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.