confession

A Quote by Joan Chittister on confession, religion, repentance, and world

We talk religion in a world that worships the bread but does not distribute it, that practices ritual rather than righteousness, that confesses but does not repent.

Joan Chittister

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A Quote by James Baldwin on anguish, art, confession, force, kindness, and survival

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on affection, belief, confession, discovery, facts, fatherhood, fear, fighting, forgiveness, friendship, god, honesty, hope, life, meditation, pain, prayer, quiet, religion, repentance, soul, time, and understanding

In attempting to develop a life of prayer, one becomes conscious of the fact that he is two persons, and this is true of all of us. There is our outside self, the person who is seen and watched by others, who lives and speaks and acts in public, the person we reveal to others with varying degrees of frankness or affectation. And there is that other self - the inner self, which is ever partly hidden even from our closest friends, and which we, ourselves, but dimly apprehend. It is this self, our better self, that the Master sees and values. To him the door of this interior castle is always open. He sees the real person. He knows that the fiercest battles are fought in this 'Sector of the Soul,' and he whispers hope to all who have not surrendered there. . . . "It was this understanding of the inner man which caused him to advise us to go alone into our closets and close the door when we would commune with the Father. Man, when alone with God, knows there can be no pretense, or make believe. Here at least he is absolutely honest. 'We feel the thing-we- ought-to-be beating beneath the thing-we-are.' Realizing that he knows before we tell him, we lay bare our souls to God. It is the antiseptic washing of the wound which makes healing possible, and in religion this is called repentance, and forgiveness. It is a time when our souls are naked and perhaps ashamed, but, when no longer distracted by fear of discovery, we can really concentrate on prayer. Rich and radiant living is generated in the hour of quiet meditation, of self-examination, of confession of weaknesses and prayer for forgiveness. This searching of our own souls and admitting what we see, is sometimes painful, but its effects are healing and wholesome. Probing a wound is sometimes more beneficial than applying an ointment.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: Hugh B. Brown, from a radio address, in Messages of Inspiration, p. 244.

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A Quote by Homer on confession, garden, gold, and lies

Close to the Gates a spacious Garden lies, From the Storms defended and inclement Skies; Four Acres was the allotted Space of Ground, Fenc'd with a green Enclosure all around. Tall thriving Trees confessed the fruitful Mold: The reddening Apple ripens here to Gold, Here the blue Fig with luscious Juice overflows, With deeper Red the full Pomegranate glows, The Branch here bends beneath the weighty Pear, And verdant Olives flourish round the Year.

Homer (c. 850 BC -)

Source: Odyssey, circa 850 B.C. Alexander Pope translation 1725

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A Quote by Heraclitus on confession and listening

It is wise to listen, not to me but to the Word, and to confess that all things are one.

Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)

Source: Universe

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on confession, ignorance, indifference, morality, passion, and popularity

If ignorance and passion are the foes of popular morality, it must be confessed that moral indifference is the malady of the cultivated classes.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on authors, confession, happiness, and joy

We must dare to be happy, and dare to confess it, regarding ourselves always as the depositories, not as the authors of our own joy.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on age and confession

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on confession, prayer, and weakness

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on atheism, confession, god, miracles, and nature

There was never miracle wrought by God to convert an atheist, because the light of nature might have led him to confess a God.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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