We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude