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

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

2 "In solidarity, God speaks the language of love." Jon Sobrino, El Salvadorean liberation theologian

3 "Life is a glorious road which leads to incomparable splendour, to the very life of God, to the goal of all things, to the full fruition of all that our hearts hold within them." Henri deTourville (1842-1903), French priest and spiritual writer

4 "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

5 "Yet of God's being who shall be able to speak? Of how He is everywhere present and invisible, or of how He fills heaven and earth and every creature, according to that saying, 'Do I not fill heaven and earth? Says the Lord'…The Spirit of God, according to the prophet, has filled the round earth." Columbanus (540-615), Irish monk

6 "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

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

8 "No one can live without symbols. The symbol is the true appearance of reality; it is the form in which reality discloses itself to our consciousness, or rather, it is that particular consciousness of reality. It is in the symbol that the real appears to us." Raimundo Panikkar, Indian Catholic theologian

9 "There is no corner of God's universe over which his love has not brooded." Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872), English theologian and writer

10 "All are made in God's image." Diodochos of Photiki (c.400-486), Greek bishop and spiritual writer

11 "Hold fast to love in all sincerity, give each other practical proof of it." Fulgentius of Ruspe (468-533), North African bishop and writer

12 "The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in active life." Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist

13 "God inhabits me, creates me. I'm in God and God's in me. You can't escape God." Bill Kirkpatrick, Canadian-born Anglican priest

14 "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

15 "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

16 "You can never love your neighbour without loving God." Jacques Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704), French philosopher and bishop

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

18 "Only love enables humanity to grow, because love engenders life and it is the only form of energy that lasts forever." Michel Quoist, French writer

19 "Christ appeared not as a philosopher or wordy doctor, or noisy deputer, or even as a wise and learned scribe, but he talked with people in complete simplicity, showing them the way of truth in the way he lived." Angela of Foligno (1248-1309), Italian mystic

20 "Love goes on in the depth of our life, whether we notice or not." Kosuke Koyama, Japanese theologian

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

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

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

25 "To have a prayerful approach to people is to have eyes to see, a mind intent upon seeing, a heart hopeful of seeing the image of God in each person I meet, to see them in themselves and in God." Douglas Rhymes, contemporary English priest and author

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite