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

1 "God is near to all who call upon him…The kingdom of heaven can be reached from every land." Samhthann (ca. 6 ad), Celtic mystic

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

3 "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

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

5 "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

6 "Imagination is the mother of creativity." Rubem Alves, Brazilian philosopher

7 "Let us run towards the goal which from the beginning has been handed down to us, the goal which is peace; and let us fix our gaze on the Creator of the whole universe, and cling to his splendid and superlative gifts of peace." Clement of Rome (d.c.95), bishop of Rome

8 "The soul is in God and God in the soul, just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish." Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Italian mystic

9 "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

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

11 "In and through community lies the salvation of the world." M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author

12 "If you want to find rest in all circumstances, say Who am I? and do not judge anybody." Joseph of Panephysis, Desert Father

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

14 "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

15 "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

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

17 "It can seem as if the world is falling to pieces….and yet the call keeps coming, a call, I think, which is not so much to power as to community with all those others who are wounded, whose worlds or lives also seem to be falling apart, and yet who are actually – we must believe – giving birth to something new." Veronica Brady, Australian writer

18 "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

19 "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

20 "Every creature is by its nature a kind of effigy and likeness of the eternal Wisdom." Bonaventure (1221-1274), Italian Franciscan theologian

21 "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

22 "The love which we bear for others remains the mark of the authenticity of our contemplation." Roger of Taize, Co-founder and Prior of the Taize community

23 "If God can be found in all things, then there is nothing at all that can happen to us that we need fear." Margaret Hebblethwaite, theologian and spiritual writer

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

25 "Do not be afraid of death which leads to certain life." Mother of Symphorian, early 1st century, to her martyred son

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite