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What is outside the system of self-giving is no earth, nor nature, nor 'ordinary life', but simply and solely Hell. Yet even Hell derives from this law such reality as it has.

    Topics: Giving, Nature

That fierce imprisonment in the self is but the obverse of the self-giving which is absolute reality.

    Topics: Giving, Selfishness
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

    Topics: Giving

I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.

    Topics: Giving

The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God.

    Topics: Giving

Everything except God has some natural superior; everything except unformed matter has some natural inferior.

    Topics: God
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost

You have gone into the Temple and found Him, as always, there.

    Topics: God
    Source: from a letter "To A Lady"

If the universe is so bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good Creator?

    Topics: God
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Those who would like the God of scripture to be more purely ethical, do not know what they ask.

    Topics: God, Scripture
    Source: The Problem of Pain

God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.

    Topics: God, Pride
    Source: The Problem of Pain

God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.

    Topics: God, Love
    Source: The Problem of Pain

No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.

    Topics: God, Service, Work

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