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Welcome To The Religion Network!

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.
If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.

Today's Theme:

Blessed Easter!

-Lisa Bowman

"Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb," 1440-1441
Fra Angelico

Soft the voice of mercy sounded,
Sweet as music to the ear,
"Grace abounds where sin abounded;"
This the word that soothed our fear.
Grace, the sweetest sound we know,
Grace to sinners here below.

Grace, we sing, God's grace through Jesus;
Grace, the spring of peace to man;
Grace, that from each sorrow frees us;
Grace, too high for thought to scan;
Grace, the theme of God's own love;
Grace, the theme, all themes above.

Hymn 138 (T. Kelly)
From "Hymns for the Little Flock"
Bible Truth Publishers, 1881


But Mary (Mag'dalene) stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she
wept she stooped to look inside the tomb; and she saw two angels
in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head
and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?"
She said to them, "Becuase they have taken away my Lord, and I do
not know where they have laid him." Saying this, she turned round and
saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?"
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have
carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take
him away. "Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to
him in the Hebrew, "Rab-bo-ni!" (which means Teacher).

Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended
to the Father; but go to my brethern and say to them, I am
ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your
God." Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples,
"I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he
had said these things to her.

John 20: 11-18
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition

Detail from "Last Judgment"

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply,

Soar we now where Christ has led,
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Our the cross, the grave, the skies,

Hymn by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
A leader of the Methodist movement
Verses one and four of hymn

...and now, the Last Word :

Roll away the stone,
See the glory of God.
Roll away the stone.

Refrain by Tom Conry
Hymn 128
Today's Missal, 2009
OCP Publications
















































































Random Bonus Quote:

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional
love will have the final word in reality.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
American Baptist minister;
Martyr of Civil Rights Movement


On today's
Home Page:

Book of John;
T. Kelly;
Charles Wesley;
Tom Conry