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   Published 8-29-06
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Welcome To The Religion Network!

I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion Network is offered with 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 a 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.
The Religion Network publishes three times a week.



Book of Matthew, Dag Hammarskjold, Rumi, TheTalmud, Sarum primer, C. S. Lewis


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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for
they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in
heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:6-8
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version


Give us a pure heart that we may see thee,
A humble heart that we may hear thee,
A heart of love that we may serve thee,
A heart of faith that we may love thee.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)
A Swedish diplomat and second Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Hammarskjold received the Nobel Peace Prize after his death in a plane crash.


O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now
Be all; Worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars;
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.

Mawlana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273)
Persian poet, theologian, teacher of Sufism

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O Thou who art at home
Deep in my heart
Enable me to join you
Deep in my heart.

From the Talmud (Jewish)


God be in my head and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.

Sarum primer (Catholic)

The Last Word:

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird:
it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn
to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs
at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely
being just an ordinary, decent egg.
We must be hatched or go bad.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish scholar and author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia.'






































































Totally Random Bonus Quote:

Beauty is an ecstasy;
it is as simple as hunger.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
English playwright and novelist



The Poor
and the