I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.
I believe we each hold within us what I call a “coin of God,” a piece of the eternal energy of the universe, the essence of Buddha nature.
Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
As priests we are available to all: to those who know God at first hand and to those for whom he is the Unknown.
God hath woven into the principles of human nature such a tenderness for their off-spring, that there is little fear that parents should use their power with too much rigour.
In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity, which is that measure God has set to the actions of men, for their mutual security.
You can’t lay down any pattern for God. There are many different ways of bringing people into his Kingdom, even some ways that I specially dislike! I have therefore learned to be cautious in my judgment.
Yea, two persons may do the same outward work; suppose, feeding the hungry, or clothing the naked; and, in the meantime, one of these may be truly religious, and the other have no religion at all: For the one may act from the love of God, and the other from the love of praise.
The ultimate relationship, I think, as corny as it may sound, is with God and yourself. I’m happiest when I meditate, because you can be anywhere in the world and be anyone and anything and it’s totally unconditional.
What can I say at seventy-five? Thank God for my good life, and for all the love that has been given to me.