|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. This Home Page is changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are warmly
invited to read every quote posted for each theme, or simply to read those that interest you. They are
offered in the belief that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and that finding the commonality
in religions is more important than pointing up the differences. Religion is precious gift that blesses the
individual and uplifts the community. 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.
God separating the land and the water
Michelangelo Buonarotti's "Creation" panel,
The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Drip down, O heavens, from above,
And let the clouds pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit;
And righteousness spring up with it.
I, the Lord, have created it.
Woe to the one who quarrels with his maker --
An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth!
Will the clay say to the potter, "What are you doing?"
Or the thing you are making say, "He has no hands?"
Isaiah 45: 8-9
New American Standard Bible
Do not be misled by those who claim there is no purpose.
They may know life, but not the bowels of its fountain.
They may know darkness, but not its meaning.
They may have wisdom, but they cannot reach higher,
to a place beyond wisdom from which all wisdom began.
They may reach so high until the very source from which all rivers flow.
To the place where all known things converge, where all knowledge is one.
But they have not touched the Essence....
"Daily Dose," by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of chabad.org
The face of God
Detail from "The Creation of Adam"
The Sistine Chapel
The twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne,
and will worship Him, who lives forever and ever, and will cast their
crowns before the throne, saying,
"Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory
and honor and power; for You created all things, and
because of Your will they existed and were created."
Revelation 4: 10-11
New American Standard Bible
Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists.
From the Bhagavad Gita
In the beginning of God's creating the heavens and the earth --
when the earth was astonishingly empty, with darkness upon the
surface of the deep, and the Divine Presence hovered upon the
surface of the waters -- God said, "Let there be light,"
and there was light.
Genesis 1: 1-3
The Stone Edition Tanach
God giving life to Adam
Detail from The Creation of Adam
Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
For thou hast possessed my reins;
thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
marvelous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalm 139: 13-14
The Holy Bible
King James Version
And now, the Last Word:
I believe a leaf of grass
is no less than the journey-work
of the stars...
And a mouse is miracle enough
to stagger sextillions of infidels.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
American poet & journalist
A saint who is sad is a sad saint.
St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Bishop of Geneva