Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

While God waits for His Temple to be built of love,
Men bring stones.

 —Rabinadrath Tagore

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

“Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds Him.”

-- Saint Padre Pio

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Love, by its nature, is a resemblance of God." 
-- John Climacus (7th century Christian monk)

Friday, October 17, 2014

"If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

Thursday, October 16, 2014

“A religion is as much a progressive unlearning of false ideas concerning God as it is the learning of the true ideas concerning God.”

-- Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Then, from the throng withdrawn,
he comes,
the chosen priests his entourage,
to the topmost peak of the divine ascent.
Yet he encounters God not,
he sees God not
(for God cannot be seen),
but sees alone the place on which He dwells.
This is the sign, I think,
that the most divine
the most sublime
one can see or know
are symbols only,
subordinate to Him who is Himself
transcendent to them all;
that they are pointers to His presence
who is beyond comprehending..."

--Pseudo-Dionysius, 6th century Syrian monk