Chapel of Optimal Life

A traditional Bible-based Christian church
A Bible-based Christian church for the modern age
A church based on the teachings of all the great thinkers
A new age church for the inquiring mind

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"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

Martin Luther King, jr.

"Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered."

Leonard Cohen

"No one can pray well, but those who live well."


"We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them."

Elbert Hubbard

"You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing."

George McGovern

"Granting our wish is one of Fate's saddest jokes."

James Russell Lowel

"Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead."

St. Thomas Aquinas

"The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door."

Julian Clary

"Make happy those who are near and the far will come."

Chinese proverb

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."

Henri Neuwen

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