"We need to find God, and God cannot be found in noise and
restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees and flowers and
grass--grow in silence. See the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence.
The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life."
"There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is
important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I've always said we should help a
Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better
"People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest
people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy
people. Everything depends on how we love one another."
"When I was crossing into Gaza, I was asked at the checkpost
whether I was carrying any weapons. I replied: Oh yes, my prayer books."
"If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there. Maybe
just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful
"Prayer gives us a pure heart and a pure heart can do
"Keep your heart pure. A pure heart is necessary to see God in
each other. If you see God in each other, there is love for each other, then there
"The poor do not need our sympathy and our pity. The poor need
our love and compassion."
"I don't know what God is doing. He knows. We do not
understand, but of one thing I'm sure, He doesn't make a mistake."
"God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the
beginning of prayer--to know that he loves me, that I have been created for greater
The joy of Jesus will be my strength--it will be in my heart.
Every person I meet will see it in my work, my walk, my prayer--in everything.
Keep the light of Christ always shining in your hearts. Only He is
the Way to be trodden. He is the Truth we must speak out. He is the Love we must
Faith in action is love, and love in action is service. By
transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put ourselves in contact with God
Himself, with Jesus our Lord.
Christ is hidden under the suffering appearance of anyone who is
hungry, naked, homeless, or dying.
People are hungry for God. Do you see that? Quite often we look but
do not see. We are all passing through this world. We need to open our eyes and see.
We must convert our love for Christ into deeds. We must express
Christian love in concrete, living ways.
Let us bring love and compassion to win the world, to bring the
world the gospel of Christ. Let us all bring the good news that God loves the world!
You who have received so much love, share it with others. Love
others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness.
Communion with Christ gives us our strength, our joy, and our love.
All of us must be saints in this world. Holiness is a duty for you
and me. So let's be saints and so give glory to the Father.
My prayer for you is that you come to understand and have the
courage to answer Jesus' call to you with the simple word "yes".
Love does not measure; it just gives.
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