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Quotes for
the Journey:

Virtue

   
   
God speaks to all individuals
through what happens to
them moment by moment.

J.P. DeCaussade

   

Deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.  It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.       -Alcoholics Anonymous

   
God conceived the world,--that was poetry; He formed it,--that was sculpture; He colored it,--that was painting; He people it with living beings, --that was the grand, divine, eternal drama.       -Charlotte Cushman
   
Faith strips the mask from the world and reveals God in everything.  It makes nothing impossible and renders meaningless such words as anxiety, danger, and fear, so that the believer goes through life calmly and peacefully, with profound joy--like a child, hand in hand with his or her mother.       -Charles de Foucald
    
God is bigger than any problem.  God in you is greater than any difficulty that you have to meet.  God cares for you more than it is possible for any human being to realize.  God can help you in proportion to the degree in which you worship Him.  You worship God by really putting your trust in him instead of in outer conditions, or in fear, or in depression, or in seeming dangers, and so forth.  You worship God by recognizing His presence everywhere, in all people and conditions that you meet; and by praying regularly.  You pray well when you pray with joy.       -Emmet Fox
  
The deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.       -Albert Einstein

    
If we are completely honest with ourselves we know deep down in our hearts that the usual goals and strivings of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment we have are not our real destiny.  We sense an uneasiness with the common, ordinary life of delights and pleasures, and begin to hear this quiet voice from the soul's depths, a whispering of a more meaningful, richer life.  We are in essence seeking God and feel that He is indeed drawing us to Him.  When we respond, it is to God that we are responding.       -Clara M. Matheson
  
The deepest need of humans is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are.  It is God.  We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty.  No, it is poverty of the soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace.       -Thomas R. Kelly
   
We have all of us free access to all that is great, and good, and happy, and carry within ourselves a key to all the treasures that heaven has to bestow upon us.  We starve in the midst of plenty, groan under infirmities, with the remedy in our own hand; live and die without knowing and feeling anything of the One only God, whilst we have it in our power to know and enjoy it in as great a reality as we know and feel the power of this world over us; for Heaven is as near to our souls as this world is to our bodies; and we are created, we are redeemed, to have our conversation in it.       -William Law
  
God is in everyone and everything.  When we save each other or guide each other or just love each other, we are doing God's work.  So God dresses in Eskimo clothing or other disguises, and responds to us whether or not we are aware enough to hear, see, or feel God's loving guidance.  Everything is a tool of God, from DNA to the weather.       -Bernie Siegel
  
You must remember that our God has all knowledge and all wisdom, and that therefore it is very possible He may guide you into paths wherein He knows great blessings are awaiting you, but which, to the shortsighted human eyes around you, seem sure to result in confusion and loss.        -Hannah Whitall Smith
  
There is in all our strivings a profound homesickness for God.  When we touch another we touch God.  When we look at a flower, its radiance, its fragrance, its stillness is another moment's experience of something deeper within.  When we hold a baby, when we hear extraordinary music, when we look into the eyes of a great saint, what draws us is that deep homesickness for our true nature, for the peace and healing that is our birthright.  This homesickness for God directs us toward the healing we took birth for.       -Stephen Levine
  
Godís love is a gift that can make you forget yourself at times.  The Scottish writer George MacDonald said, ďIt is the heart that is not yet sure of its God that is afraid to laugh in his presence.Ē   God loves us as we are right now!  Thatís one of the things Iím most grateful for.  I love the freedom to be myself in God.  I pray that a year from now, five years from now, I will be a godlier woman, but I know God wonít love me any more than he does right this minute.       -Sheila Walsh
  
God never gives up on us no matter how hard we try to get ourselves loose.  God does not let go.  That doesnít mean he controls everything we do.  It doesnít mean he puts a bridle on us and leads us by the nose.  He gives each one of us free will and common sense and a spirit that can communicate with his.  When we go through afflictions, he allows us to choose our response.  But no matter what our response may be, he sticks around to the bitter end.       -Barbara Johnson
  
All people are special, and all moments are golden.  There is no person and there is no time more special than another.  Many people choose to believe that God communicates in special ways and only with special people.  This removes the mass of the people from responsibility for hearing Godís message, much less receiving it (which is another matter), and allows them to take someone elseís word for everything.       -Neale Donald Walsch
   
Human experience is already experience of God.  Our journey on earth is already a journey to heaven.  Seeing a sunrise or a flower is already seeing God.       -Carlo Carretto
  
When we lose God, it is not God who is lost.       -unattributed

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God is to me that creative Force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love.       -Henry Sloane Coffin
  
Your mind cannot possibly understand God.  Your heart already knows.  Minds were designed for carrying out the orders of the heart.          -Emmanuel
  
Every conjecture we can form with regard to the works of God has as little probability as the conjectures of a child with regard to the works of an adult.       -Thomas Reid
  
For many people, God is a frightening idea.  Asking God for help doesn't seem very comforting if we think of Him as something outside ourselves, or capricious, or judgmental.  But God is love and He dwells within us.  We are created in His image, or mind, which means that we are extensions of His love, or Sons and Daughters of God. . . . Rather than accepting that we are the loving beings that He created, we have arrogantly thought that we could create ourselves, and then create God.  We have made up a God in our image.  Because we are angry and judgmental, we have projected those characteristics onto Him.  But God remains who He is and always will be:  He is the energy, the thought of unconditional love.  He cannot think with anger or judgment.  He is mercy and compassion and total acceptance.       -Marianne Williamson
  
God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.       -Dag Hammarskjold
  
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.        -Nelson Mandela
  
  
God is bigger than any problem.  God in you is greater than any difficulty you have to meet.  God cares for you more than it is possible for any human being to realize.  God can help you in proportion to the degree in which you worship him.  You worship God by really putting your trust in him instead of in outer conditions, or in fear, or in depression, or in seeming dangers, and so forth.  You worship God by recognizing his presence everywhere, in all people and conditions that you meet; and by praying regularly.  You pray well when you pray with joy.        -Emmet Fox
  
God will of necessity always be a hidden God.  His loudest cry is silence. If he does not manifest himself to us, we will say that he hides himself. And if he manifests himself, we will accuse him of veiling himself.  Ah! it is not easy for God to make himself known to us!        -Louis Evely
  
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.       -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

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