Pope Francis: Mercy

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”

~Pope Francis.

C. S. Lewis: Christianity

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ”
C. S. Lewis

 

Pope Benedict XVI: Lent

“The observance of Lent is the very badge of Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should mankind grow remiss in their observance of Lent, it would be a detriment to God’s glory, a disgrace to the Catholic religion, and a danger to Christian souls. Neither can it be doubted that such negligence would become the source of misery to the world, of public calamity, and of private woe.” –Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

Pope Benedictus XVI

Pope Benedictus XVI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Templeton: Christianity

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully. ”

Bertrand Russell: The Human Race

Bertrand Russell 1907

Bertrand Russell 1907 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.”
Bertrand Russell.

Making a whole Christian

“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian. ”
Aiden Wilson Tozer

G. K. Chesterton: Action

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.”
G. K. Chesterton

English: Drawing by Chesterton

English: Drawing by Chesterton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

William Ralph Inge: Christianity

Symbol of Christianity, white and golden version.

Symbol of Christianity, white and golden version. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas ball - Christianity“No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. ”
William Ralph Inge.

Christianity.com

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