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

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

2 "Life is an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love." Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish writer

3 "Maybe you are asking where this house of God is to be sought, and where it may be found. God's house is the whole world." Hugh of St. Victor (1096-1141), German monk and writer

4 "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

5 "For that is spirituality – thinking, feeling, and acting in love, and singing praises to our Divine Lover." Frances Young, contemporary British theologian

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

8 "Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk." George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish novelist, poet and pastor

9 "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

10 "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

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

12 "The mystery of the world abides in freedom." Nicolas Berdyaev (1874-1948), Russian philosopher

13 "Love the love which loves you eternally." John of Ruysbroeck (1293-1381), Flemish mystic

14 "A soul cannot live without loving. It must have something to love, for it was created to love." Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Italian mystic

15 "Christ is…the principle of a universal human solidarity." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian

16 "Man was made for immortality." Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), American President

17 "Our minds have a natural desire to know the truth of God and the causes of things, in just the same way as our eyes have a natural desire for light and our bodies for food." Gregory Thaumaturgus (c.213-270), early missionary in Turkey

18 "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

19 "God is always everywhere." Clement of Alexandria (c.150-215), Theologian

20 "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

21 "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

22 "Incline us, oh God! consider our fellow-creatures with kindness, and to judge of all they say and do with that charity which we would desire from them ourselves." Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist

23 "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

24 "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

25 "All religions must be tolerated. Every man must get to heaven in his own way." Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite