|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multifaith 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.
On Today's Theme:
Thank heavens God isn't boring. And He isn't. All one has to
do is see a duck-billed platypus, a praying mantis or an exotic
orchid to know that His creativity is boundlessly exuberant. It's
a good thing, since mankind's attention has a tendency to wander
without diversity to keep its interest. "Look at Me, " God exclaims.
"I'm right here!
Do you see my infinite Kingdom? My beauty?
My sense of humor? My elegance and might?"
Splendidly Outrageous describes our Father.
Shouldn't we be inspired by that?
- Lisa Bowman
When G-d desired to create the world, He went for the most
outrageous solution. With the power of His very Essence, He
burst it into being out of the absolute void. And He
continues doing so every moment.
He could have done things otherwise. He could have taken
an orderly approach and allowed a creation to gradually
evolve, while staying aloof and beyond the whole thing.
Even though that doesn't make sense to us, He could
have made a universe with a different sense of logic
so that it would have made sense.
But as it stands, the world was created with an outrageous
solution. That is why solutions tend to be the most natural
ones to this day. With all your essence, go for it head-on.
By Tzvi Freeman, from the wisdom of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Courtesy of Chabad.org
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who
have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
Founder of Ramakrishna Order of Monks
I don't know what the future holds,
but I do know who holds the future.
...and now, The Last Word:
Have courage for the great sorrows of life
and patience for the small ones. And when
you have finished your daily task, go to
sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
French poet, playwright, human rights activist
Random Bonus Quote:
Never put a period where God has put a comma.
American comedienne/wife of George Burns