There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Reality the iconoclast once more. Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions. The notions will all be knocked from under our feet. We shall see that there never was any problem.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.
If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.
The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can’t supply is proof that Heaven must be our home.
Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
To every soul, God will look like its first love because He IS its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it – made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.
Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden).
If you have once accepted Christianity, then some of its main doctrines shall be deliberately held before your mind for some time every day. That is why daily prayers and religious reading and churchgoing are necessary parts of the Christian life. We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed.
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
You Too? I thought I was the only one.
Meanwhile, little people like you and me, if our prayers are sometimes granted, beyond all hope and probability, had better not draw hasty conclusions to our own advantage. If we were stronger, we might be less tenderly treated. If we were braver, we might be sent, with far less help, to defend far more desperate posts in the great battle.
Anger is the fluid love bleeds when cut.
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.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
When humans should have become as perfect in voluntary obedience as the inanimate creation is in its lifeless obedience, then they will put on its glory, or rather that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch.