Quotes 1

True encounter with Christ liberates something within us,
a power we did not know we had,
a capacity to grow and change.
Thomas Merton

It can easily be shown ...
that the Spirit changes those in whom He comes to dwell;
He so transforms them that they begin to live a completely new kind of life.
St Cyril (Bishop of Alexandria 412-444)


"We must learn to live together as brothers
or we are going to perish together as fools."
Martin Luther King, Jr

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
C.S. Lewis

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of
his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be 
by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree

God doesn't want us merely to "get through" our problems.  
He wants us to "grow through" them.
Gary Oliver 

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer

Meditation is the activity of calling to mind,
and thinking over, and dwelling on,
and applying to oneself,
the various things that one knows
about the works and ways
and purposes and promises of God.
J. I. Packer

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

"The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine,
and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time,
and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus."
Hudson Taylor