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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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---MISSION: To be peaceful
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
The anonymous wisdom of the Desiderata was found on a
tombstone in the seventeenth century. While its author is
unknown, it contains some of the wisest advice for those
wishing to live a life of fullness in meaning, direction, and
ultimate belonging. The line above represents only a fraction
of the teaching of this unusual document, yet it sums up a basic
strategy for a happy life: Don't get caught up in all the confusion,
excitement, noise, and business of human society...Let us develop
a spirit of quiet in all our interactions.
Excerpted from "The Mystic Hours," by Wayne Teasdale
New World Library, 2004
Develop the mind of equilibrium
You will always be getting praise and blame,
but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:
follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
Sutta Nipata (Buddhist)
In the name of God, stop a moment,
cease your work, look around you.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Russian novelist, philosopher, reformer
---MISSION: To love, to love
You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and with all
your soul, and with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
Mark 12: 30
Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition
This I command you,
to love one another.
John 15: 17
Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition
To love always and love all. To be able to say
at the end of each day: "I loved in every moment."
Chiara Lubich, Founder of the Focolare Movement, a lay
Catholic organization of five million people committed
to prayer, social action and putting love into action
Live your life as though your every
were to become a universal law.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
You can't live a perfect day without doing
something for someone who will never
be able to repay you.
John Wooden (1910- )
Legendary college basketball coach
Do not wait for leaders.
Do it alone, person to person.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
Albanian nun, Nobel Peace Prize winner
---MISSION: To be prayerful
Unless we learn to pray, we never do battle for God.
The battle is won in prayer;
in witnessing we
simply take the spoils.
Armin Gesswein (1907-2001)
American Lutheran pastor
Pray as if everything depended upon God
and work as if everything depended upon man.
Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889-1967)
Archbishop of New York
Let us practice the fine art of making every work
a priestly ministration. Let us believe that God is
in all our simple deeds and learn to find him there.
A. W. Tozier (1897-1963)
American Protestant pastor, author and editor
Pray, and let God worry.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
German priest, scholar and reformer
---MISSION: To be kind to ourselves
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have
patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in
considering your own imperfections but
instantly set about remedying them ---
every day begin the task anew.
St. Francis de Sales (1567- 1622)
Bishop of Geneva
I think that if God forgives us
we must forgive ourselves.
C. S. Lewis (1889-1963)
Irish author and scholar
Make no little plans; they have no magic
to stir men's blood...Make big plans,
aim high in hope and work.
Daniel Burnham (1846-1912)
American architect and urban planner
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle, aka "Collette" (1873-1954)
And now the Last Word:
And forget not that the earth delights to feel
bare feet and the winds long to play
with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Lebanese born, American philosopher, novelist and poet
All you have to do is touch the right key
at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(Easy for him to say...)