I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.'
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
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.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.