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Worship is an inward reverence, the bowing down of the soul in the presence of God.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If we have reverence for God, we will have respect for one another.
Three coins into the sea, Captain. One for the stars, one for the sky and one for the ocean" he says. "what need have they for money?" "It's not about need, it's about showing reverence
One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
Carrying little Kunta in his strong arms, he walked to the edge of the village, lifted his baby up with his face to the heavens, and said softly, “Fend kiling dorong leh warrata ka iteh tee.” (Behold—the only thing greater than yourself.)
By the external appearance of your knowledge, you have attained (high) ranks and reverence with the people! So seek with Allah higher ranks and closeness by virtue of your hidden good deeds. And know that these two ranks, one cancels out the other.
They that reverence to much old times are but a scorn to the new.
Only when we are captured by an overwhelming sense of awe and reverence in the presence of God, will we begin to worship God in spirit and in truth.
There is no room for reverence in a mind fettered with ceaseless query.
We seldom look up to the person; we usually look up to their persona.
If not for reverence, if not for wonder, if not for love, why have we come here?
Across the board at the office there was a belief, an unproved theorem, about Coinman’s blind faith in Ratiram: that if one thought Coinman would willingly sip a cup of botulinum if Ratiram wished it, one still underestimated the reverence that dwelt in Coinman’s heart for Ratiram.
Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.
Thomas De Quincey
What 'my lord' said, and what 'my lord' did, how useful he was in parliament, and how indispensable at Oxford, formed the daily burden of her talk. All this I bore very well: for I was too good-natured to laugh in any body's face, and I could make an ample allowance for the garrulity of an old servant.
The ethic of Reverence for Life is the ethic of Love widened into universality.
The more reverence we have for the Word of God, the more joy we shall find in it.
We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. And this has been based on the even flimsier assumption that we could know with any certainty what was good even for us. We have fulfilled the danger of this by making our personal pride and greed the standard of our behavior toward the world - to the incalculable disadvantage of the world and every living thing in it. And now, perhaps very close to too late, our great error has become clear. It is not only our own creativity - our own capacity for life - that is stifled by our arrogant assumption; the creation itself is stifled. We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and to learn what is good for it. We must learn to cooperate in its processes, and to yield to its limits. But even more important, we must learn to acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it. (pg. 20, "A Native Hill")
The nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of Truth, Love and Reverence.
A worm wriggling in the grass excites my reverence more than all the gods men have invented.
The proof comes after belief, not before.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature is the symbol of Spirit.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The Reverence of God is root of right reason.
Spiritual humility is not about getting small, not about debasing oneself, but about approaching everything and everyone else with a readiness to see goodness and to be surprised. This is the humility of a child, which Jesus lauded. It is the humility of the scientist and the mystic. It has a lightness of step, not a heaviness of heart. That lightness is the surest litmus test I know for recognizing wisdom when you see it in the world or feel its stirrings in yourself. The questions that can lead us are already alive in our midst, waiting to be summoned and made real. It is a joy to name them. It is a gift to plant them in our senses, our bodies, the places we inhabit, the part of the world we can see and touch and help to heal. It is a relief to claim our love of each other and take that on as an adventure, a calling. It is a pleasure to wonder at the mystery we are and find delight in the vastness of reality that is embedded in our beings. It is a privilege to hold something robust and resilient called hope, which has the power to shift the world on its axis.
When will men see that nothing but the truth can satisfy the longing of the human soul? Religious conceptions which are merely useful and not eternally true are not useful at all. But as it is, a deadly blight of pragmatism has fallen upon the world. The intellect is dethroned and intellectual decadence is rapidly setting in. Men are following the will-o'-the-wisp of a practical religion which shall somehow be independent of facts; they are trying to produce a decent, moral life in this world while denying the basis of morality in the being of God. They have embarked on a vain search for an authority which is merely man-made and can therefore never command the reverence of man.
Man's delight in the Lord is the absolute peak of human triumph. He praises God when full of joy, and when not, he praises God to become full of joy. For to know and to live as though God is worthy of all praise, in all one's circumstances, whether seemingly good or seemingly bad, is the primary definition of joy and the richest triumph for man under God.
Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Maternal instinct, merely as an instinct, is unworthy of our superstitious reverence.
Proper respect to others is the most prudent rule of directing the measure of reverence due to ourselves.
But suicides are mysterious, and one must respect their mystery.
If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God.
Justin K. Mcfarlane Beau
Even the proud in all their boasting, must fall silent before the wise.
We were two of a kind, the only difference being that he was reverential before all the traditional word magic, and I would steal it if I could. He came to the tradition as a pilgrim, I as a pickpocket.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Don't try to make yourself marketable, you'll be surprised to see yourself at the bottom. Stay incognito, and people will peruse the whole world looking for you, by that time, you'll be at the top.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Possession is not only when the devil plays hide and seek in your brain or poison your medula oblongata with negativity, but it is also when you are under the influence of the same specie as you!
We are among the first peoples in human history who do not broadly inherit religious identity as a given, a matter of kin and tribe, like hair color and hometown. But the very fluidity of this—the possibility of choice that arises, the ability to craft and discern one’s own spiritual bearings—is not leading to the decline of spiritual life but its revival. It is changing us, collectively. It is even renewing religion, and our cultural encounter with religion, in counterintuitive ways. I meet scientists who speak of a religiosity without spirituality—a reverence for the place of ritual in human life, and the value of human community, without a need for something supernaturally transcendent. There is something called the New Humanism, which is in dialogue about moral imagination and ethical passions across boundaries of belief and nonbelief. But I apprehend— with a knowledge that is as much visceral as cognitive— that God is love. That somehow the possibility of care that can transform us— love muscular and resilient— is an echo of a reality behind reality, embedded in the creative force that gives us life.
... We are in a system that doesn't give a rap about sacredness.
In general those parents have the most reverence who most deserve it; for he that lives well cannot be despised.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Faith in God, reverence of a Creator!
Lailah Gifty Akita
The Reverence of God is the greatest treasure.
Michael Bassey Johnson
There's no difference between a madman and a professor...it should be clear to you in the way they dress, act and think.
Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.
The reverence of God is grace to act right.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Very few, even among those who have taken the keenest interest in the progress of the revolution in natural knowledge set afoot by the publication of the 'Origin of Species'; and who have watched, not without astonishment, the rapid and complete change which has been effected both inside and outside the boundaries of the scientific world in the attitude of men's minds towards the doctrines which are expounded in that great work, can have been prepared for the extraordinary manifestation of affectionate regard for the man, and of profound reverence for the philosopher, which followed the announcement, on Thursday last, of the death of Mr Darwin.
So, Mary is on fire with both love and awareness, for these two together increase each other into sacred passion. She defies all custom, seizes the moment, rushes in, and, full of reverence, washes His feet with her tears and anoints His head with precious spikenard oil.
Blanche: No, I have the misfortune of being an English instructor. I attempt to instill a bunch of bobby-soxers and drugstore Romeos with a reverence for Hawthorne and Whitman and Poe!
Reverence reduces hostility.
D. A. Carson
What the Bible says is what God has disclosed and we want to approach this sacred text with cognitive reverence.
You may only get this one life – but lived free of submissive reverence – that is still a thing of rampant beauty.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Talk to everybody with reverence. Listen to everybody with reverence. Say things with reverence. You will always be happy and graceful.
Why "revere" the unknowable? Why not find out what it is?