Pope John Paul II: Polish sin

Corsa Italia, Sorrento - Pope John Paul II - s...

Corsa Italia, Sorrento – Pope John Paul II – statue (Photo credit: ell brown)

I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
Pope John Paul II

 

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Pope Benedict XVI: Christianity

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“Many people perceive Christianity as something institutional — rather than as an encounter with Christ — which explains why they don’t see it as a source of joy.”
Pope Benedict XVI, May 2004

 

Charles Edward Montague: Rapture

Echoes (The Rapture album)

Echoes (The Rapture album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. ”

Origen Adamantius: Jesus and the multitudes

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)

“When Jesus then is with the multitudes, He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house, and it is an act which springs from His love of men to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him. ”
Origen Adamantius

Swami Vivekananda: Self-belief and God

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (Photo credit: On Being)

 

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. ”
Swami Vivekananda