Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous John 10:19-30

There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. Many of them said, "He has a demon, and he is mad; why listen to him?" Others said, "These are not the sayings of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one."


From the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission.

Today's Torah Reading
previous Leviticus 20:25-20:27

So you shall set apart the clean beast from the unclean, the unclean bird from the clean. You shall not draw abomination upon yourselves through beast or bird or anything with which the ground is alive, which I have set apart for you to treat as unclean. You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and I have set you apart from other peoples to be Mine.

A man or a woman who has a ghost or a familiar spirit shall be put to death; they shall be pelted with stones--their bloodguilt shall be upon them.


From Parshat Kedoshim. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

Angel Quote of the Day


Angels carry the love of God where he wants it this day, this moment. And since the heavenly Father's love is limitless, another fact follows--angels may be found doing anything, any time, any place, any way to help God's people.

-Charlie W. Shedd,
"Brush of an Angel's Wing"

From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


Hidden in the mystery of consciousness, the mind, incorporeal, flies alone far away. Those who set their mind on harmony become free from the bonds of death.


From Sayings of the Buddha: Reflections for Every Day, by William Wray, 2004. Reprinted by arrangement with Arcturus Publishing, London. Book available in the U.S. through Barnes & Noble, www.bn.com.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


I don't see myself as God's stenographer. As someone who believes in God, that God is a logical outgrowth of the fact that life fits together as well as it does, that doesn't mean we know God's mind.

-Stephen King

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Christian Quote of the Day


Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths He will provide us with strong shoes, and He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well.

-Alexander MacLaren

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Eco-Tip of the Day


Make your New Years Resolutions! This year, try to eat a little healthier, exercise a little more, and take some serious action to conserve our planet's resources.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day


How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.

-William Rostler

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Evangelical Quote of the Day


There is nothing destroyed by sanctification but that which would destroy us.

-William Jenkyn

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Health Quote of the Day


We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

-Harrison Ford

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Hindu Quote of the Day


Remember the whole thing is just a play and the Lord has assigned you a part. Act your part well; there all your duty ends. He has designed the play and he enjoys it.

Sai Baba

Reprinted with permission from "The Wisdom of the Hindu Gurus," edited by Timothy Freke, published by Godsfield Press. The book can be purchased online through Amazon.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

-Corrie ten Boom

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Inspiration Quote of the Day


A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

-William Makepeace Thackeray

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Judaism Quote of the Day


Fear builds walls to bar the light.

-Baal Shem Tov

Reprinted from 'A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,' edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

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Muslim Quote of the Day


When people address God in words – in the form of intimate conversation, petition and pleading, gratitude, remorse and repentance, and so on – they are in a position of separateness from God. When they address God directly through the heart, and when they listen to him in the heart, they are in a position of union with God.

-Qushayri, "Risalah"

From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000. All rights reserved. Used with permission of John Hunt Publishing, United Kingdom.

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Relationship Quote of the Day


A real gift is one for which nothing is required in return.


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May 26, 2015
A Collect for Guidance
O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget thee, but may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.