God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
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.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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 easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.