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.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
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.
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.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.