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TODAY'S THEME:GREAT TO BE "ONLY HUMAN"

                  

 
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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing daily inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Father in heaven,
We thank thee.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet

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All social intercourse between human beings is a response of personality
to personality, grading upward from the most casual brush between man
and man to the fullest, most intimate communion of which the human soul
is capable. Religion, so far as it is genuine, is in essence the response of
created personalities to the Creating Personality, God. `This is life eternal,
that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.' (John 17:3)

God is a Person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks,
wills, enjoys feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may. In
making Himself known to us He stays by the familiar pattern of personality.
He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and
our emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and
thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing
heart of New Testament religion.

A.W.Tozier (1897-1963)




Temperament does not predestine one man to
sanctity and another to reprobation. All temperaments
can serve as the material for ruin or salvation. We must
learn to see that our temperament is a gift of God, a
talent with which we must trade until He comes...
It would be absurd to suppose that because emotion
sometimes interferes with reason, that it therefore has
no place in the spiritual life. Christianity is not stoicism.
The Cross does not sanctify us by destroying human feeling.
Detachment is not insensibility...
If we are without human feelings we cannot love God in
the way in which we are meant to love Him -- as men. If
we do not respond to human affection we cannot be loved
by God in the way in which He has willed to love us -- with
the Heart of the Man, Jesus who is God, the Son of God,
and the anointed Christ.

From "Thoughts in Solitude," by Thomas Merton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999





It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder
for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present.
And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg.
We must be hatched or go bad.


C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

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In a rush, in confusion, no one can serve his purpose upon this earth. Human purpose is an exquisite balance of heaven and earth, requiring feet firmly upon the
ground and a clear head up in the air.

In a rush, the world is in control of you.
Slow down and take control of your world.


From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe; rendered by Tzvi Freeman.
www.chabad.org

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If you believe that it is possible to break,
believe it is possible also possible to fix.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslev

 

And now the Last Word:

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate
of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.


C. S. Lewis
Irish author and scholar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.
Billie Holiday (1915-1959)


 

 

 

 
 

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