The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
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.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
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.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.