|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multifaith Web site. We provide inspirational
quotes by exploring a new theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This site is offered in the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the
commonalities among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.
Religion as an institution is precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities.
However you choose to worship, I hope this site enhances your journey.
If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
On Today's Theme:
Mankind still awaits the moment when there truly is "peace on earth."
We wait and long for Love to spread her wings and let us live under
her peaceful sheltering. To show love to one another is to pray
with our actions, "Come, Emmanuel." Embrace love.
- Lisa Bowman
Archangel Gabriel Simone Martini
Love alone can unite living beings so as to complete and fulfill them...
for it alone joins them by what is deepest in themselves. All we need
is to imagine our ability to love developing until it embraces the
totality of men and the earth.
Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements
of the world...Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)
Jesuit priest, philosopher, paleontologist
Light gives us life, it shows us the way.
But light, as a source of heat, also means love.
Where there is love, light shines forth in the world;
where there is hatred, the world remains in darkness...
And so we pray: Lord, fulfill your promise!
Where there is conflict, give birth to peace!
Where there is hatred, make love spring up!
Where darkness prevails, let light shine!
Make us heralds of your peace.
Excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI's homily
Christmas midnight mass, 2005
The Peaceable Kingdom Edward Hicks
May the forgiving spirit of Him to whom we
dedicate this season prevail again on earth.
May hunger disappear and terrorists cease
their senseless acts. May people live in freedom,
worshipping as they see fit, loving others.
May the sanctity of the home be ever preserved.
May peace, everlasting peace, reign supreme.
Soundings, Vol. 2, #12
Prayer opens the understanding to the brightness of Divine Light,
and the will to the warmth of Heavenly Love...
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Bishop of Geneva, Switzerland
...and now, The Last Word:
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.
Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
and righteousness looks down from heaven.
The Holy Bible
New International Version
Random Bonus Quote:
It takes less time to do a thing right,
than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
American educator and poet