Today's Theme: The Son Glorified
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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.

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Today's Theme:

Thus begins the holiest of weeks for Christians.
To outward appearances, it may seem to focus on
suffering and death. But it is really about love, for
while the pain of the cross cannot be denied, the
deeper meaning of this holy time is the Love that
created Jesus' willingness to suffer.  You see,
the greater one's love for someone, the more
willing one is to sacrifice for them.

This week is about love's sacrifice triumphant. Out
of the greatest love of God's will stems obedience.
Out of the humblest willingness to suffer all for the
Father's glory springs life...and for
Christians everywhere, resurrection and salvation.

-Lisa Bowman

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Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast
came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked
him, "Sir, we would like to see Jesus." Philip went and told
Andrew, then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus
answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be
glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat
falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat;
but if it dies, it produces much fruit..."

"...I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? 'Father, save me
from this hour'? But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name.' Then a voice came from heaven, "I have
glorified it and will glorify it again." The crowd there heard it and
said it was thunder; but others said, "An angel has spoken to him."

John 12:20-24, 27-29
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version


The Father knows you better than you know yourself. He knows
about your many needs and he sent his Son to heal your sickness
and your sorrows. Jesus wants a conversion, a transformation of
your heart. One day, he will ask what you did to bring his love
and peace into the world. Jesus is calling you now. He calls his
children to pray together and to minister to one another...

Excerpted from "The Jesus Walk,"
by Patricia A. McLaughlin
Paulist Press, 1997

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From delusion lead me to Truth.
From darkness lead me to Light.
From death lead me to Immortality.

The Upanishads
Hindu scriptures


And if tonight my soul may find
her peace
in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
and in the morning wake like a
new-opened flower
then I have been dipped again in
God, and new-created.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
English poet, playwright, author
From his poem entitled,"Shadows"

...and now,
the Last Word :

O God,
If I raw, cook me!
If I am cooked, burn me!

Kwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1088)
Persian Sufi poet
















































































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;
The Upanishads;
D. H. Lawrence;
Kwaja Abdullah