Man, faith and God...
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
A Chritian shrine.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”Oscar Wilde
Budhist monastery in Sikkim, India
Bhajan in a hindu temple.
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
"From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
A Hindu mountain temple
“Let My worship be in the
heart that rejoices, for behold,
all acts of love and pleasure
are My rituals.”
"Human beings by their very nature are worshipers. Worship is not something we do; it defines who we are. You cannot divide human beings into those who worship and those who don’t. Everybody worships; it’s just a matter of what, or whom, we serve.”
Paul David Tripp
A Sikh Gurudwara
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
A man praying in a mosque, Sri Rangapatna, India.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.