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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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For behold, I am creating new heavens and a
new earth; the former (events) will no longer
be recalled and will not be taken to heart.
Only rejoice and be happy forever for what
I am creating; for behold, I am recreating
Jerusalem as 'Gladness' and its people as
'Joy'; for I will rejoice over Jerusalem and
exult with my people, and there will no
longer be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the sound of outcry. Never again will
come from there a young child or old man
who will not fill his days;
For the lifetime of my people will be like the
lifetime of the tree, and My chosen ones will
wear out their handiwork.
Isaiah 65:17-19, 22
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications, Ltd.
You never enjoy the world aright,
till the Sea itself floweth in your
veins, till you are clothed with the
heavens, and crowned with the stars;
and perceive yourself to be the sole
heir of all the world...Till you can
sing and rejoice and delight in God,
as misers do in gold, and Kings in
scepters, you never enjoy the world.
Thomas Traherne (c. 1636-1674)
English poet and religious writer
May the wind blow sweetness,
the rivers flow sweetness,
the herbs grow sweetness,
for the People of Truth!
Sweet be the night,
sweet the dawn,
sweet be earth's fragrance,
sweet be our Heaven!
May the tree afford us sweetness,
the sun shine sweetness,
our cows yield sweetness --
milk in plenty!
The Rig Vega
The partial becomes complete; the crooked, straight;
the empty, full; the worn out, new. He whose (desires)
are few gets them; he whose (desires)
are many goes astray.
Therefore the sage holds in his embrace the one
thing (of humility), and manifests it to all the world.
He is free from self-display, and therefore he shines;
from self-assertion, and therefore he is distinguished;
from self-boasting, and therefore his merit is acknowledged;
from self-complacency, and therefore he acquires superiority.
It is because he is thus free from striving that therefore
no one in the world is able to strive with him.
Tao Te Ching
Do you think, If I cuss less, pray more, drink less, study more...if I try harder, God will love me more? Sniff and smell Satan's stench behind those words. We all need improvement, but we don't need to woo God's love. We change because we already have God's love, God's perfect love. Perfect love is just that -- perfect, a perfect knowledge of the past and a perfect vision of the future. You cannot shock God with your actions. There will never be a day that you cause him to gasp, "Whoa, did you see what she just did?" Never will he turn to his angels and bemoan, "Had I known Max was going to go Spam-brained on me, I wouldn't have saved his soul." God knows your entire story, from first word to final
breath, and with clear assessment declares, "You are mine."
From "Come Thirsty: No Heart Too Dry For His Touch"
By Max Lucado
W Publishing Group, 2004
Day by day, dear Lord of you
Three things I pray:
To see you more clearly,
To love you more dearly,
To follow you more nearly,
Day by day.
St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)
Bishop of Chichester
And now, the Last Word:
Whatever difficulties you have had in the past,
you can make a fresh start today.
The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) (563-483 BC)
And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep,
and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake
like a new-opened flower, then I have been dipped
again in God, and new-created.
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)