Today's Theme: Shepherd, Show Me
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I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. We provide inspirational
quotes by exploring a new theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This site is offered in the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the
commonalities among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.

Religion as an institution is precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities.
However you choose to worship, I hope this site enhances your journey.
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Today's Theme:

Life is such a journey, each day a step on the surprising
path of the larger Journey. We may walk any direction we
choose, but if we choose, we are gently guided along by
the song of the heavens. Our path is not only a direction
but an encounter with hearts, both human and divine.

Sheep know their shepherd's voice even amongst all
other voices. Today may we listen, follow and rejoice.

-Lisa Bowman

"St. Francis Giving His Mantle to a Poor Man"                                    Giotto

Feed My Sheep

Shepherd, show me how to go
 O'er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow,
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
 Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,
Break earth's stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,
Lab'ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,
 And Thou know'st Thine own;

So, when day grows dark and cold,
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart,
Till the morning's beam;
White as wool, e're they depart,
Shepherd, wash them clean.

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


Reverence for life comprises the whole ethic of love
in its deepest and highest sense. It is the source of
constant renewal for the individual and for mankind.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1975)
Theologian, physician, philosopher
From "Reverence for Life"


The word of God came unto me,
Sitting alone among the multitudes;
And my blind eyes were touched with a light.
And there was laid upon my lips a flame of fire.

Helen Keller (1880-1968)
First deaf/blind person to achieve
a Bachelor of Arts degree; author
From "In the Garden of the Lord"

...and now,
the Last Word :

I saw on earth another light
Than that which lit my eye
Come forth as from my soul within,
And from a higher sky.

Jones Very (1813-1880)
Transcendentalist poet and clergyman
From "The Light Within"
























































































Random Bonus Quote:

Private enemy Number One is fear.

John A. Redhead
From "Putting Your Faith to Work"


On today's
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Mary Baker
Helen Keller;
Jones Very