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I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless. However you worship, I hope this
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He himself is present and shines in my poor heart, clothes me in
immortal splendor and shines through all my limbs, embraces me
wholly, kisses me wholly, and gives himself entirely to me, unworthy
as I am; and I take my fill of his love and beauty and am filled with the
rapture and sweetness of the Godhead. I receive a share in the light, a
share in the glory, and my countenance shines like that of him who Is
my desire, and all my limbs become bright ... since I have with me the
shaper of all things, to whom belongs the praise and the
honor now and eternally. Amen.

Symeon the New Theologian (ca. 970-1040)
Greek Orthodox saint and mystical poet
From the "Love Songs to God"
Excerpted from "Ecstatic Confessions: The Heart of Mysticism,"
by Martin Buber
Harper & Row, 1985


If you wish to possess all that is yours, give
yourself entirely to God and become what He is.

Hadewijch, aka Hadewych of Antwerp
13th century Christian poet and mystic


Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in,
and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep
inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff -- including the seeds of doubt,
hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His
light inside you to shine for all the world to see.


"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to
you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it
will be opened to you. For everyone who asks,
receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him
who knocks, it will be opened."

Luke 11: 9-10
The Holy Bible
King James Version


You come from God, you are a spark of His Glory;
you are a wave of that Ocean of Bilss; you will
get peace only when you again merge in HIm.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba (1926-   )
Indian guru, orator and philosopher


We come from Joy; we are sustained in Joy,
and to Joy we will return.

The Upanishads
Hindu scriptures

In two ways, we are one: In our essence, and in our character.

In our essence, we are all one soul, with one source.

In our character, we are all complimentary of each other, none
of us complete, each one contributing what the other lacks, each
one adding his touch of perfection to his fellow. Like a massive
jigsaw puzzle, we fit together to make a single perfect whole.

None of us is perfect with all the rest of us. And all the rest of
us are incomplete when a single individual is missing.

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Prominent Hasidic rabbi


The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes
within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their
oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize
that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit and that
this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa) (1863-1950)
Oglala Sioux Holy Man
; was in the Battle of Little Big Horn
and was wounded in the Wounded Knee Massacre

And now, the Last Word:

You hang as God's work of art,
a testimony to his gallery of grace.

Max Lucado

































Bonus quote:

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

Calvin Coolidge


On today's
Home Page:

Book of Luke;
Sri Sathya Sai Baba;
The Upanishads;
The Rebbe;
Black Elk;
Max Lucado