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Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. ...
by St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Related topics: Christian Religion

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
- Saint Stephen

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

Don't you know, priests, why our sermons do not touch
the people's heart? Because we do not preach to the eyes,
only to the ears.
- Antonio Vieira

The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The best sermon is preached by the minister who has
a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.
- William Feather

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth,
day by day, to preach of love, and hope,
and peace.
- James Russell Lowell

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away,
which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
- Ben Elton

We don't have to stand on a soap-box and preach because
hopefully we're channelling it through the new record.
- Thom Yorke

It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising
what I preach which is to always accept responsibility,
always accept the consequences of your actions.
- David Blunkett

Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in
our nation's history when race divided all,
Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences.
- Jerry Moran

Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really
liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
- Rebecca West

I preached as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men.
- Richard Baxter

To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an
angel himself or have angels for hearers.
- George Whitefield

There is small risk a general will be regarded with
contempt by those he leads,
if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
- Xenophon

So many people preach that they love fashion,
but really it's what I live for!
- Lindsay Lohan

I don't want to just preach to the church.
I feel like I have a broader message.
- Joel Osteen

I will preach with my brush.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

I've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

One may preach a covenant of grace more clearly than another...
But when they preach a covenant of works for salvation,
that is not truth.
- Anne Hutchinson

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly...
in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
- F. L. Lucas

Preach not because you have to say something,
but because you have something to say.
- Richard Whately

Why do you not practice what you preach.
- St.
Jerome

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease,
but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Only the sinner has the right to preach.
- Christopher Morley

Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic,
and affords noble declamation.
Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
- Edward Moore

Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection
of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.
- Gustav Heinemann

My judges preach against free love openly,
practice it secretly.
- Victoria Woodhull

TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two
things in life which I always felt I could do with
credit to myself and benefit to the world,
if I only had the chance.
- Rebecca H. Davis

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition
of mind and heart known as Brotherhood,
however much you preach, posture, or agree,
unless you live it.
- Faith Baldwin

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
- Martin Luther

God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man,
exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
- Pierre Charron

After 26 years, I am still practicing what I preach.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

With the help of dedicated Americans from our party,
every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount
that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Only in a concert situation do I have access to people
directly to preach to them,
and I don't believe that the bigger your platform is,
the more people will pay attention.
- Larry Norman

Did they preach one thing and practice another,
these men of God?
- Roald Dahl

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

I preach there are all kinds of truth,
your truth and somebody else's.
But behind all of them there is only one truth and
that is that there's no truth.
- Flannery O'Connor

Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations
and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
- Dorothy Thompson

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
- Oliver Goldsmith

They thought that I did conceive there was a difference
between them and Mr. Cotton...
I might say they might preach a covenant of works as did the apostles,
but to preach a covenant of works and to be under a
covenant of works is another business.
- Anne Hutchinson

Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible,
a text containing the theme which you can elaborate.
The text is the best proof in support of your argument.
A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

I'm a committed Christian.
I worship in my own way.
That's my business.
That's not the business of the pharisees who are going
to preach to me about what I do and then do something else.
- Howard Dean

When asked if I consider myself Buddhist,
the answer is, Not really.
But it's more my religion than any other because I
was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment.
I don't practice or preach it, however.
- Uma Thurman

Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy.
The moralist cannot teach what is revealed;
he must reveal what can be taught.
He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
- Walter Lippmann

I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that.
I just feel like I share what I say,
and if listeners get it,
they get it.
And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me.
- Erykah Badu

I wanted to definitely be a musician or a good preacher
or a heck of a baseball player.
I couldn't play ball too good - I hurt my finger,
and I stopped that.
I couldn't preach, and well, all I had left was getting into the music thing.
- Muddy Waters


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