To will and not to do when there is opportunity is in reality not to will; and to love what is good and not to do it, when it is possible, is in reality not to love it
True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense
Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.
He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
What is true is true, and what is false is false...
The sky is an enormous man.
In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means.
Without such a Life, the Word as to the letter is dead.
All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good.
A life of kindness is the primary meaning of divine worship.
And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord.
This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love.