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The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers

1 "It is God's will that everything he has made should offer him glory." John of Carpathos (ca. 7 ad), Greek monk and spiritual guide

2 "Let the fire of your prayer…burn always on the altar of your soul." John of Carpathos (ca. 7 ad), Greek monk

3 "Give rest to the weary, visit the sick, make provision for the poor, this is indeed prayer." Aphrahat (mid 4th century), Syriac monk

4 "Love works in us and for us." John Cassian (360-435), monk and writer

5 "Released by Love from isolating wrong, let us with Love unite our various song, each with his gift according to his kind." W. H. Auden, Anglo-American poet and essayist

6 "Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now." Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), American sociologist

7 "Only through Love can we attain communion with God." Albert Schweitzer

8 "The visible marks of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation, that a rational creature who will but seriously reflect on them cannot miss the discovery of deity." John Locke (1632-1704), English philosopher

9 "Our growth to a planetary dimension is an invitation to spiritual deepening, a purification from selfishness to a mre universal communion in real life, to our own humanization." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian

10 "It is good to love many things, for therein lies strength. Whosoever loves much can accomplish much, and what is done with love is well done." Vincent vanGogh (1853-1900), Dutch post-impressionist painter

11 "Nations are the wealth of mankind, its collective personalities; the very least of them wears its own special colours and bears within itself a special facet of divine intention." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer

12 "To say that God is Love is to say that God is the living, active, dynamic, ceaselessly desiring reality who will not let go until he has won the free response of his creation – and won this response, not by the employment of methods other than love, but by the indefatigable quality of his loving." Norman Pittenger, American-born process theologian

13 "It is inter-faith ecumenism that should be the aim for us all at this moment in history." Trevor Huddleston, English Anglican missionary

14 "Do not do anything you hate to another." Saying of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (monks and nuns of the Egyptian desert)

15 "To strive for unity in diversity is a task we cannot evade." Mercy Amba Oduyoye, African theologian

16 "Faith is something infused into us, not produced by us." Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), English Catholic writer

17 "Awakening to the cosmic/earth/human process whereby all things have a genetic relationship with each other is the most significant intellectual achievement of humankind since the higher civilization came into being some 2,500 years ago. Nothing can be itself without being in communion with everything else." Thomas Berry, contemporary American theologian

18 "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American journalist and preacher

19 "Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is to dance it." Rubem Alves, contemporary Brazilian philosopher

20 "A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart." Charles G. Finney (1792-1875), American theologian

21 "The whole world ought to be regarded as the visible part of a universal and continuing sacrament, and all man's activities as a sacramental, divine communion." Dumitru Staniloae, Romanian Orthodox theologian

22 "Almighty and eternal God, there is not one circumstance so great as not to be subject to your power nor so small but it comes within your care." Queen Anne (1665-1714), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

23 "God's glory is at work in all things. Everything that exists, exists because it is held, sustained, enlivened by God's wisdom and God's power. The Word of God who is God, God expressing himself towards his creation, wills at all times to work the mystery of his embodiment." Arthur Macdonald Allchin, contemporary British priest and writer

24 "Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the one thing hated." George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish novelist, poet and pastor

25 "The symbols by which we structure our world have direct and substantive effect on how we act in that world." Janet Martin Soskice, British theologian

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite