Seek out the LORD and his might;
constantly seek his face.
So that my glory may praise you
and not be silent.
O LORD, my God,
forever will I give you thanks.
Let us come before him with a song of praise,
joyfully sing out our psalms.
But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.
Faith will not be restored in the West because people believe it to be useful. It will return only when they find that it is true.
-Barbara Ward, Faith and Freedom, 1954
Rulers ought to employ a page to repeat to them every morning: “See that you do not torment anyone on account of his religious opinions, and that you do not extend the power of the sword to touch the conscience.”
-Joseph Glanville, The Vanity of Dogmatizing, 1661
If liberty is to be saved, it will not be by the doubters, the men of science, or the materialists; it will be by religious conviction, by the faith of individuals, who believe that God wills man to be free but also pure.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aids to Reflection, 1825
For no man can, if he would, conform his faith to the dictates of another. All the life and power of true religion consists in the outward and full persuasion of the mind; and faith is not faith without believing.
-John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration, 1685
“Being Christian is living and
witnessing to faith in prayer,
in works of charity,
in promoting justice, in doing good.
The whole of our life must pass
through the narrow door which is Christ.” – Pope Francis