|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith 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:
Does the Heavenly King know of our challenges?
Did He place them in our paths?
Various religious offer differing viewpoints.
All agree on one thing: strength in life comes from God.
Know God, know yourself. Know God, find your strength.
- Lisa Bowman
From your challenges you may know your strengths.
You did not make yourself. You did not choose your
parents, nor did you design the environment
that nurtured you.
The One who brought you to this world, who knew you
before you were conceived and who fashioned you in the
womb -- He knew intimately all the challenges you would
meet, your faults, your struggles. He was the one who
designed they should be there.
And for each brick wall, He provided you a ladder. For
each chasm a bridge. For each mountain a deep reserve
superhuman strength to surprise even your own self.
When one of those challenges arises, you need only
imagine what it must take to overcome -- and you
can be confident that strength is within you.
From the wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson;
Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of Chabad.org
Hear a prayer for courage,
Lord of the peaks,
Reared amid the thunders;
Keeper of the headlands,
Holding up the harvest,
Keeper of the strong rocks.
"Prayer to the Mountain Spirit"
Aided by thee no man is slain or vanquished;
To him from near or far no trouble reaches.
Sacred Hindu text
...and now, The Last Word:
God, give us the serenity to accept what
cannot be changed; Give us courage
to change what should be changed;
Give us the wisdom to distinguish
one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
Random Bonus Quote:
It is one of the commonest mistakes to consider that
the limit of our power of perception is also the
limit of all there is to perceive.
Charles Webster Leadbeater (1847-1934)
English clergyman; early member of the Theosophical Society