|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.
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.
Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm.
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
American Quaker poet and abolitionist
God whispers to us in our pleasures,
speaks to us in our conscience,
but shouts in our pains;
It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Author of "The Chronicles of Narnia"
I do not at all understand the mystery of grace -
only that it meets us where we are but does not
leave us where it found us.
Author, polictical activist
I drop my fears into your ocean
and watch them sink from sight.
I place my fears on your broad Earth
and see them rot away.
I put my fears into your hands
and they are no more.
When you offer your arms to me,
your hands hold nothing but love.
Excerpted from "A Book of Pagan Prayer,"
Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002
The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing.
Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886)
Bengali Hindu mystic
And now, the Last Word:
Be patient toward all that is unsolved
in your heart. And try to love
the questions themselves.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
One of Germany's greatest poets
I don't know what the future holds;
but I do know who holds the future.