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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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Sing, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O Israel;
be glad and rejoice with all the heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem.
The Lord hath taken away thy judgments,
he hath cast out thine enemy:
the king of Israel, even the Lord,
is in the midst of thee:
thou shalt not see evil anymore.
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem,
Fear thou not: and to Zion,
Let not thine hands be slack.
God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love,
he will joy over thee with singing.
The Holy Bible, King James Version
I feel Him percolating through my heart,
as through all hearts, through the pores
of the earth, through all created things.
He is the eternal motion of joy. He is
the mirror of silence in which all
creation is reflected.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Yogi, founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship
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Not only the pirouettes of a leaf as it falls off a tree;
the quivering of a blade of grass in the wind,
each and every detail of existence brought into being,
given life and directed every moment from Above
--but beyond that:
Every nuance is an essential component of a grand
and G-dly scheme, the gestalt of all
those vital minutae.
Every moment burns with the pulse of G-d's desire.
Meditate on this. And then think:
How much more so the details
of my daily life.
The Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson,
describing the central teaching of the Baal Shem Tov.
Courtesy of chabad.org
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Lightning from here strikes there.
When you begin to love God,
God is loving you.
A clapping sound does not come from one hand.
Rumi (1207-1273 AD)
Persian poet and theologian
Our souls He doth restore,
And keeps us in His way;
He makes our cup of joy run o'er
From day to day;
Through love so full, so deep,
Anointed is our head;
Mercy and goodness us shall keep,
Where'er we tread.
Verse 2, Hymn 238
"Hymns for the Little Flock"
Bible Truth Publishers, 1881
And now the Last Word:
God, who needs nothing, loves into
existence wholly superfluous creatures
in order that He may love and perfect them.
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Christian apologist, author of "The Chronicles of Narnia"
Then cherish pity,
lest you drive an angel from your door.
William Blake (1757-1827)
On today's site:
-Love so full