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Jesus preached more and taught more
by John Grisham

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Related topics: Christian Religion Compassion

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first
story had I not been a lawyer.
I never dreamed of being a writer.
I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
- John Grisham

I have learned not to read reviews.
Period.
And I hate reviewers.
All of them, or at least all but two or three.
Life is much simpler ignoring reviews and the nasty people who write them.
Critics should find meaningful work.
- John Grisham

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

 

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

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Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

Day by day we should weigh what we have
granted to the spirit of the world
against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus,
in thought and especially in deed.
- Albert Schweitzer

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
- Mother Teresa

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every
man which cannot be filled by any created thing,
but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
- Blaise Pascal

There just aren't that many Jesus roles around.
- Jeffrey Hunter

I don't think Jesus was an exclusivist.
He said, and we believe, that He is the unique representation of God in the world.
But that doesn't mean this is the only way God can work.
- Andrew Greeley

All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ,
revealed to me in His divine Book.
- David Livingstone

Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus
Christ the first great victim of censorship.
- Ben Lindsey

You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with
Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have
no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people.
- Jim Wallis

Being a Christian, I'm eager to introduce people to Jesus.
I just don't think I should do it in the science classroom.
- Kenneth Miller

No revolution that has ever taken place in society
can be compared to that which has been produced by
the words of Jesus Christ.
- Mark Hopkins

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until
I gave up pursuing happiness,
or cared to live until I chose to die.
For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

What's funny about Jesus' Son is that I never even wrote that book,
I just wrote it down.
I would tell these stories and people would say,
You should write these things down.
- Denis Johnson

The story of Ulysses and Agamemnon and Menelaus,
of Jesus, of the Good Knight of Chaucer,
lives in every one of us.
- James Lee Burke

They're not posing as being Jesus Christ all the time.
- Jim Goad

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride
and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal

We need to be adopted by God through Jesus -
that was what happened to me,
and that's what changed my life so that now,
I can see that my career can be part of a calling.
- Cliff Richard

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself,
nor gave to his disciples.
- Adam Clarke

It's like every day I'm born anew, without Jesus.
- Rob Corddry

One American said that the most interesting thing about
Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in
the name of Jesus Christ.
And they do!
- Bernadette Devlin

When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy,
capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
- Mike Tyson

We must not sit still and look for miracles;
up and doing,
and the Lord will be with thee.
Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus,
will do anything.
- George Eliot

We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus
and it is really painful to people.
- Keith Miller

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed,
Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God,
but Jesus did.
- Josh McDowell

And History will smile to think that this is the species
for which Socrates and Jesus Christ died.
- Julien Benda

The real reason I run is to bring honor to Jesus.
- Charity Fillmore

They still had the Lord Chamberlain,
so we had this idiotic censorship.
We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10.
Why three were OK, I don't know.
- Uta Hagen

There is no better news, than the fact that Jesus can
actually turn a life upside down and save it.
- Cliff Richard

I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching
Brando as God and his son was Jesus.
I literally had people saying my blood would run in
the streets for doing that.
- Richard Donner

As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more
executive experience than Obama.
- Ann Coulter

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that
sustain me and the ideas of that symbol,
of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
- Fidel Castro

A church of dialogue in the contemporary world...
a church, taking on the mission of Jesus,
which is in the world not to judge humanity,
but to love it and to save it.
- Claudio Hummes

Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus.
It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
- Billy Sunday

Here's the simplest answer: Within weeks,
the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them.
- Josh McDowell

I think the Church is a conduit to God.
The Church is not God.
And I think that from the very beginning Jesus taught us that.
- Martin Sheen

I always say that as a Christian I cannot find any
passage in the Gospels in which Jesus condemned homosexuality.
- Troy Perry

If you want to understand Jesus, you have to study the whole Bible.
Christian duty is not defined solely by the words in red.
- Randall Terry

Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of
business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.
- Bruce Barton

Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer.
- Billy Sunday

What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really
are in accord with biblical theology and whether you
know Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
- Walter Martin

Mormonism is the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ;
of which I myself am not ashamed.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

I get scared to death when I see people who say they've found Jesus Christ,
and they're out there, and I wonder,
who's teaching them? Who's mentoring them?
- Willie Aames

To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything,
when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Bernhard Langer

As I read, my suspicion that Jesus might really be
the Messiah was confirmed.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

This type of gathering is unprecedented.
The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots,
distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
- Bill McCartney

The Seventh Day Adventist Church believes that it was
specially chosen by God to prepare the world for the
Second Coming of His Son Jesus.
- Luke Ford

You know what I'm doing starting 1st November? Jesus Christ Superstar.
- Sebastian Bach

Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare,
or Jesus Christ?
- Henry Irving

Jesus Christ tells us that a man cannot be wrong if
he argues towards God from what he finds best in himself.
- George A. Smith


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