|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.
On Today's Theme:
These words from the prophet Isaiah are bursting with promises of a new
kind of justice; a gentle, quiet justice that nonetheless springs forth un-
deterred by anything or anyone on earth, because it is a divine justice.
And this justice is promised to His children, sweeping away all remnants
of the past in the vast promise of a holy covenant. Once the heart is able
to contemplate the ramifications of these promises, it cannot resist
singing a new song to the Lord, for how could it?
- Lisa Bowman
Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul
delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to
the nations. He will not cry out or lift up his voice, or make it heard in
the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick
he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not
fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them
out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives
breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it:
"I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you
by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the
people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes who are blind, to
bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those
who sit in darkness. I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I
give to no other, nor my praise to graven images. Behold the
former things have come to pass, and new things I now
declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth!
Revised Standard Edition of the Bible
...and now, The Last Word:
And now, bless the God of all, who
has done wondrous things on earth;
who fosters men's growth from their
mother's womb, and fashions them
according to his will!
New American Bible
Random Bonus Quote:
I found out...that my personal joy is not somebody
else's responsibility. It's my responsibility.
Christian speaker and author