|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.
"Moses Smashing the Law Tablets"
Rembrandt van Rijn
They stood so tall,
the men of old,
which makes me feel so small.
Yet with them were many we know not,
So could I be one of those?
They heard the Word of God
And, so with courage,
passed it on to
waiting hearts of gold.
Those who listen and pass it on
are truly of the same mold.
So take heart,
ye Sons of God,
to do your part,
so that the Word goes marching on.
Walnut Creek, CA
Listen to me, O coastlands, and hearken,
you peoples from afar.
The Lord called me from the womb,
from the body of my mother he named my name.
He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
And he said to me, "You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified."
Isaiah 49: 1-3
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition
"Head of John the Baptist"
Hans Baldung Grien
And now the Lord says,
who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord,
and my God has become my strength ---
"It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the preserved of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth."
Isaiah 49: 5-6
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version
"Elijah Receiving Bread and Water from an Angel"
Peter Paul Rubens
Thus said Hashem, the Redeemer of Israel and their Holy One,
to the despised soul, to the one loathed by nations,
to the servant of rulers:
Kings will see (you) and arise;
officers will prostrate themselves,
because of Hashem, Who is faithful,
and the Holy One of Israel,
Who has chosen you.
Isaiah 49: 7
The Stone Edition Tanach
And now, the Last Word:
We must not, in trying to think about how
we can make a big difference, ignore the
small daily differences we can make which,
over time, add up to big differences that
we often cannot foresee.
Marian Wright Edelman (1939 - )
President and founder of the
Children's Defense Fund
I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand,
a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller,
drives us on.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)