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.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.