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Welcome To The Religion Network!

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. 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.

Keep me, O God, from pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, word and deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other
face to face without self-pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things.
Make us grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses
and make us straightforward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize that it is the little things
in life that created differences; that in the big things
we are all one.

And, O Lord God,
Let us not forget to be kind.

Mary Stuart (1542-1587)
Mary Queen of Scots; beheaded by order
of Queen Elizabeth I of England


One kind word can warm three winter months.

Japanese proverb


May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.

Tenzin Gyatso (1935-  )
14th and current Dalai Lama

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
"Whom shall I send,
and who shall go for us?"
And I said, "Here I am! Send me!"

Isaiah 6: 8
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications


For hundreds of years, perhaps since the beginning
of Creation, a piece of the world has been waiting
for your soul to purify and repair it.

And your soul, from the time it was first emanated
and conceived, waited above to descend to this world
and carry out that mission.

And your footsteps were guided to reach that place.

And you are there now.

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Prominent Hasidic rabbi and leader of
the Chabad-Lubavitch movement
Courtesy of


It is not how much you do, but how much Love
you put into the doing that matters.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
Nobel Peace Prize winner who
ministered to the poor for 40 years

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would
that men should do to you, do ye even so
to them; for this is the law of the prophets.
Matthew 7:12

...The underlying explanation for the existence of
of the great law is the fact that we are fundamentally
all parts of the Great Mind. Because we are all ultimately
one, to hurt another is really to hurt oneself, and to help
another is really to help oneself. The fatherhood of God
compels us to accept the brotherhood of man, and
spiritually, brotherhood is unity.

Emmet Fox (1886-1951)
Irish; spiritual leader influencing Alcoholics Anonymous
Excerpted from "Around the Year with Emmet Fox,"
HarperSanFrancisco, 1958


Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days --
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my love -- my Lord I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself -- and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
English religious poet and hymn writer
Verses 1-3, 6
Excerpted from "Great Songs in Faith,"
Tyndale Publishers House


We shall never know all the good that
a simple smile can do.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta


When we become filled with the joy of making others
happy by giving them God-peace, then we shall know
that God is expressing himself through us.

Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Hindu yogi and guru


And now, the Last Word:

How little people know who think that holiness is dull.
When one meets the real is irresistible. If even
10 per cent of the world's population had it, would not
the whole world be converted and happy before
the year's end?

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish author and scholar





































Bonus quote:

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.

The Buddha


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