Inspiration for your Day

TODAY'S THEME: The Tangible Divine

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Welcome To The Religion Network!

WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith website providing daily inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless. However you worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. Let us meet regularly and build a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.

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O our Father the Sky, hear us
and make us bold.
O our Mother the Earth, hear us
and give us support.
O Spirit of the East,
send us your Wisdom.
O Spirit of the South,
may we walk your path of life.
O Spirit of the West,
may we always be ready for
the long journey.
O Spirit of the North, purify us
with your cleansing winds.

Sioux Prayer

Heaven is His head
Earth His feet.
Four compass points are His hands.
Sun and moon are His eyes.
Ether is His breath.
Fire is His mouth.
Teaching is His breast.
Non-teaching is His back.
Grass and plants are His hair.
Mountains are His bones.
Sea is His bladder.
Rivers are His veins.

Hindu (Vishnu Purana)

All life's forms are akin, yet none is like to another:
they are a Choir that makes God's hidden art manifest.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
German poet, novelist, dramatist, humanist, scientist, theorist, painter;
perhaps one of history's greatest geniuses

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Father of night, Father of day
Father who takes the darkness away
Father who teacheth the birds to fly
Builder of rainbows up in the sky
Father of loneliness and pain
Father of love and Father of rain.

Father of day, Father of night
Father of black, Father of white
Father who built the mountains so high
Who shapeth the cloud there up in the sky
Father of time and Father of dreams
Father who turneth the river and streams.

Father of grain, Father of wheat
Father of cold and Father of heat
Father of air and Father of trees
Who dwells in our hearts and our memories
Father of minutes, Father of days
Father of whom we most solemnly praise.

Bob Dylan (Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, 1941)
American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet

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And now, the Last Word:

I asked the whole frame of the world about my God;
and he answered, 'I am not He, but He made me.'

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
A saint in both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, he was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity






























Bonus quote:
One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out,
"Help me up! Help me up!" A monk came and lay down
beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away.

Zen Koan


On today's site:

-Our Father the sky
(Sioux Prayer)

-Earth His feet

-God's hidden art

-Father of Night

(Bob Dylan)

And The Last Word:
St. Augustine