Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.
Famous Quotes about christianity
When you have reached the point where you no longer expect a response you will at last be able to give in such a way that the other is able to receive and be grateful. When Love has matured and through a dissolution of the self into light become a radiance then shall the Lover be liberated from dependence upon the Beloved and the Beloved also be made perfect by being liberated from the Lover.
The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. That I feed the hungry that I forgive an insult that I love my enemy in the name of Christ -- all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren that I do unto Christ. But what if I should discover that the least among them all the poorest of all the beggars the most impudent of all the offenders the very enemy himself -- that these are within me and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness -- that I myself am the enemy who must be loved -- what then As a rule the Christians attitude is then reversed there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering we say to the brother within us Raca and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide it from the world we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves.
Do you know what hurts so very much Its love. Love is the strongest force in the world and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.
I liked this God very much because you hardly had to talk to it and it never talked back. Blue Like Jazz Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Praying because youre afraid is not like praying because you have faith. Faith and fear never meet. If you are faithful and still feel scared its whether youre not praying right or not praying at all.
Prayer makes coffee shops of our souls places that celebrate and savor the presence and lordship of God in our lives. It must be unceasing and constant. It must become who we are.
Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing. And prayer is the turning away from ourselves to God in the confidence that He will provide the help we need. Prayer humbles us as needy and exalts God as wealthy
Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables of Jesus deal with money. One out of ten verses in the New Testament deals with that subject. Scripture offers about five hundred verses on prayer fewer than five hundred on faith and over two thousand on money. The believers attitude toward money and possessions is determinative.
I want to be a woman who lives totally abandoned to the first commandment to love my Lord my God with all my heart. I dont want the reputation that I love God I dont want to write songs about loving God I dont want to talk about loving God. I want to actually love God. When I close my eyes I want my heart to move. When I close my eyes and I look at Him I want to feel alive on the inside. I want to look at Him with a fire in my heart and its real.