Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
God has no religion.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Prayer is a turning to God.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
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.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.