TODAY'S THEME: Happy and Satisfied
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I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. This Home Page is changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are warmly
invited to read every quote posted for each theme, or simply to read those that interest you. They are
offered in the belief that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and that finding the commonality
in religions is more important than pointing up the differences. Religion is precious gift that blesses the
individual and uplifts the community. However you worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. Let
us meet regularly and build a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.

My prayer for today is the no thing will have such brilliance as Christ,

That no interruption will seem as a discontinuity, but rather a leading of the Spirit,

That no memory will seem as a wound, but as a reminder of God's healing,

That no fear will seem as a fortress against hope, but as an occasion
for God's deliverance,

That no attraction will seem as an allurement from righteousness,
but as a celebration of the beauty of God's creation,

That no conversation will seem as idle words, but as a moment for God to speak,

That my heart will be still in the peace of God,

That my mind will be clear with the light of God, and

That my soul will be satisfied with the goodness of God.

Mark Sibley Jones
Excerpted from "Dazzling and Divine,"
LangMarc Publishing, 2004


And as long as we are in this life...tenderly our Lord God toucheth us
and blissfully calleth us, saying in our soul: Let be all thy love, my
dear worthy child: turn to me -- I am enough to thee -- and enjoy
in thy Saviour and thy salvation.
And that this is our Lord's work-
ing in us, I am sure the soul that hath understanding
by grace shall see it and feel it.

Excerpted from "Revelations of Divine Love,"
by Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)
Anchoress at the Church of St. Julian in Norwich, England

Aware that true happiness is rooted in peace,
solidarity, freedom, and compassion, and not in
wealth or fame, we are determined not to take
as the aim of our life fame, profit, wealth,
or sensual pleasure, nor to accumulate wealth
while millions are hungry and dying. We are
committed to living simply and sharing our
time, energy, and material resources
with those in need.

Excerpted from "The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings
of the Order of Interbeing," by Thich Nhat Hanh,
Zen Buddhist monk and author



The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful,
to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make
a difference that you lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American philosopher and Transcendentalist


And now, the Last Word:

The centuries break, the earth-bound wake,
God's glorified!
Who doth His will  --  His likeness still  --
Is satisfied!

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Founder of the First Church of Christ, Scientist
















































Bonus quote:

God does not scold us about having imperfect ideas about God.

From "Finding God in a Tangled World,"
by Juris Rubenis and Paul Valliere


On today's
Home Page:

Mark Sibley Jones,
Julian of Norwich;
Thich Nhat Hanh;
Ralph Waldo
Mary Baker Eddy