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

1 "Wisdom is the treasure. And this treasure was hidden in the field of the human heart when man was created in the image and likeness of his Maker." Hugh of St. Victor (1096-1141), German monk and writer

2 "The most basic of all works of love [is] the work of human communication, of caring and nurturance, of tending the personal bonds of community." Beverly Wildung Harrison, American social ethicist

3 "We are all one in Thee, for all are Thine." William Walsham How (1823-1897), English bishop and hymn-writer

4 "I pray that since we are all made of the same substance…we may love one another with a single love." Antony of Egypt (c.251-356), Egyptian ascetic

5 "Lord, purge our eyes to see within the seed a tree, within the glowing egg a bird, within the shroud a butterfly, till, taught by such, we see beyond all creatures, thee." Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), English poet

6 "This is a sacramental universe, because God created all things visible and invisible." Donald M. Baillie, Scottish theologian

7 "He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbour." Bede (ca. 673-735), English monk

8 "If we can imagine the world as God's body, we not only include all people,…we include the whole of created reality." Catharina J. M. Halkes, Dutch Feminist theologian

9 "The whole sensible appearance of things is the lotus flower which is God, the country of all of us." Paulinus of Nola (d. 431), Italian bishop and poet

10 "Human nature has ineffable dignity." John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308), Scottish Franciscan philosopher

11 "We have been formed in the image and likeness of God." Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619), Italian Franciscan theologian

12 "Good deeds that are done for a good motive are the dead that live even in the grave; they are flowers that withstand the storm, they are stars that know no setting." Matthias Claudius (1740-1815), German poet

13 "All who know themselves know that they are of one immortal substance." Antony of Egypt (ca. 251-356 ad), Egyptian monk

14 "In the ultimate depths, everything good and true that people have ever known, thought, or lived comes from the one source of light. Our vocation is to make the way free for it." Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935), German founder of Christian communal movement in America

15 "O marvellous, indescribable and joyful love, in you is all savour and sweetness and all delight, the contemplation of which exalts the soul." Angela of Foligno (1248-1309), Italian mystic

16 "Every painful event contains in itself a seed of growth and liberation." Anthony deMello, Indian Jesuit

17 "We are mirrors of God, created to reflect him. Even when the water is not calm, it reflects the sky." Ernesto Cardenal, contemporary Nicaraguan priest, poet and political acitivst

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

19 "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

20 "I ask for the angels of heaven to be among us. I ask for the abundance of peace. I ask for full vessels of charity." Brigid (d. 523), Irish nun

21 "All created things are living in the Hand of God." Jean Pierre deCaussade (1675-1751), French Jesuit writer

22 "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

23 "We can only grow as people by living in relationships, by in-depth communication, and by orientating ourselves towards justice and charity. Through this attitude we learn to live in 'correct proportions'." Catharina J. M. Halkes, Dutch Feminist theologian

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

25 "A new day of interchurch and interreligious ecumenism is dawning….We are drawing nearer to the breadth of God." Walbert Buhlmann, Swiss-born Capuchin missiologist

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite