Your talent is gods gift to you

Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift back to God.  ~Leo BuscagliaMCDD; also, What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.  ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

34i was six when i saw that

"I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all," Teddy said.  "It was on a Sunday, I remember.  My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God.  I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean.  ~J.D. Salinger, "Teddy," 1954MCDD

There are two kinds of people those

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  ~C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, 1943MCDD

The beckoning hands of gods hopeful smile

The beckoning Hands
Of God’s hopeful Smile
Will, without fail, one day greet
The fruitful cries
Of man’s prayerful heart.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

34what do you think of god34

"What do you think of God," the teacher asked.  After a pause, the young pupil replied, "He’s not a think, he’s a feel."  ~Paul Frost

Man is born broken he lives by

Man is born broken.  He lives by mending.  The grace of God is glue.  ~Eugene O’Neill, The Great God Brown, 1926WLBUQ

Dont look for god where he is

Don’t look for God where He is needed most; if you didn’t bring Him there, He isn’t there. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966csn,tpv

Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me

Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich.  He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties.  ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862WLBUQ

Perhaps history is a thing that would

Perhaps history is a thing that would stop happening if God held His breath, or could be imagined as turning away to think of something else.  ~Herbert Butterfield, Christianity and HistorySH

How many stanzas in the springtime breeze

How many stanzas in the springtime breeze?
How plenty the raindrops? As He doth please.
There is no meter and there is no rhyme,
Yet God’s poems always read in perfect time.
~Terri Guillemets

I believe in the sun even if

I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining.  I believe in love even when I am alone.  I believe in God even when He is silent.  ~Author Unknown

Every happening great and small is a

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridgeqtd in News Summaries, 31 Dec 1978; mcdd

Those who never rebelled against god or

Those who never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all.  ~Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967MCDD

The young do not need god and

The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him ? you try too hard, friend ? drop to your knees and listen, he’ll hear you better that way. ~Terri Guillemets

What is it that we all believe

What is it that we all believe in that we cannot see or hear or feel or taste or smell – this invisible thing that heals all sorrows, reveals all lies and renews all hope?  What is it that has always been and always will be, from whose bosom we all came and to which we will all return?  Most call it Time.  A few realize that it is God.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Remember this when people choose to withdraw

Remember this.  When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold.  When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness.  This is also the case when people withdraw from God.  ~Augustine

Every day people are straying away from

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.  Really.  ~Lenny Bruce, "Religions Inc.," in The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed. John Cohen, 1967MCDD

How can i believe in god when

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?  ~Woody Allen, "Selections from the Allen Notebooks," Without Feathers, 1975MCDD

In many areas of understanding none so

In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we must assign complexities to it to comprehend it at all.  It is mindful of how we paste decals to a sliding glass door to keep from bumping our nose against it.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

T is heaven alone that given away

‘T is heaven alone that is given away,
‘T is only God may be had for the asking;…
~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848

How important the concept of god is

How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have been attached to it.  ~Leo Tolstoy, Last Diaries, 1960MCDD

It always strikes me and it is

It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation – of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme – then rises in our mind the thought of God.  ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937MCDD

I had a thousand questions to ask

I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and didn’t seem to matter.  ~Christopher Morley, Inward Ho!, 1923MCDD

So long as god reveals himself or

So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn’t, He is behaving like God.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

For after all put it as we

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.  The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet…. Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long?  ~Rebecca Harding DavisQSO

But i always think that the best

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.  ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937MCDD

Those who believe that they in god

Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not God himself.  ~Miguel de Unamuno