Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.