Love is the synthesis of contemplation and action, the meeting-point between heaven and earth, between God and humanity. 

Carl Carretto

Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. 

Native American Proverb

Religion is a very scary thing, because a pastor is in a position of power. And if you use that power badly, you ruin people’s lives, and you ruin your own life.

Eugene Peterson

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.


The real enemies of our live are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs.’ They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and now.

Henri Nouwen

What God is to the world so parents are to their children.

Philo of Alexandria

Oliver Wendall Holmes: The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. 

Oliver Wendall Holmes

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. 

Corrie Ten Boom

People who’ve had any genuine spiritual experience always know that they don’t know. They are utterly humbled before mystery. They are in awe before the abyss of it all, in wonder at eternity and depth, and a Love, which is incomprehensible to the mind. 

Richard Rohr

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in the same precious love.

Julian of Norwich

If the only prayer you pray in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. 

Meister Eckhart

This is what Yahweh asks of you – only this: to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. 

Francis of Assisi

A knowledge of the existence of something cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty- it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.

Albert Einstein

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.

Martin Luther

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

Helen Keller

We shall have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Hold fast to the rudder of faith, that you may not be shaken by the heavy storms of the world. 

Ambrose of Milan

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

Dorothy Day

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. 

Abraham Lincoln

Ad majorem Dei gloriam – for the greater glory of God!

Ignatius of Loyola

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

And may the world of our time, which is searching, sometimes with anguish, sometimes with hope, be enabled to receive the Good News not from evangelizers who are dejected, discouraged, impatient or anxious but from ministers of the Gospel whose lives glow with fervor, who have first received the joy of Christ. (Evangelii Nuntiandi) 

Pope Paul VI

There are three ways to ultimate success: the first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind. 

Fred Rogers

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. 

Arabian Proverb

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. 

Martin Luther

We urge you, brothers and sisters…to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life. 

1 Thessalonians 4:10-11

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you. 

Joseph Campbell

Prayer is vital for life: just as we cannot live without breathing, so we cannot be disciples without praying. 

Pope Francis

Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer