Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous John 1:43-51

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Beth-sa'ida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathan'a-el, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathan'a-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" Nathan'a-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."


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 Deuteronomy 17:14-20

If, after you have entered the land that the Lord your God has assigned to you, and taken possession of it and settled in it, you decide, "I will set a king over me, as do all the nations about me," you shall be free to set a king over yourself, one chosen by the Lord your God. Be sure to set as king over yourself one of your own people; you must not set a foreigner over you, one who is not your kinsman. Moreover, he shall not keep many horses or send people back to Egypt to add to his horses, since the Lord has warned you, "You must not go back that way again." And he shall not have many wives, lest his heart go astray; nor shall he amass silver and gold to excess.

When he is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Teaching written for him on a scroll by the levitical priests. Let it remain with him and let him read in it all his life, so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God, to observe faithfully every word of this Teaching as well as these laws. Thus he will not act haughtily toward his fellows or deviate from the Instruction to the right or to the left, to the end that he and his descendants may reign long in the midst of Israel.


From Parshat Shoftim. 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


I looked upon a star one night And saw my angel's wings in flight. And as she hovered overhead I smiled and snuggled into bed.

-Suzanne Siegel Zenkel,
"Your Secret Angel"

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

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


He has made his way past this hard-going path --samsara, delusion-- has crossed over, has gone beyond, is free from want, from perplexity, absorbed in jhana, through no-clinging Unbound: he's what I call a brahmin.

-Dhammapada, 26, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.

-Christina Aguilera

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Christian Quote of the Day


This is our Lord's will...that our prayer and our trust be, alike, large.

-St. Julian of Norwich

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Eco-Tip of the Day


Next time you're going out with friends, offer to pick them up instead of meeting there. Not only does carpooling cut harmful emissions down, but the carpool lane gets you where you're going much faster!

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day


That is the best; to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.

-Gloria Vanderbilt

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Evangelical Quote of the Day


Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Health Quote of the Day


Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

-Heber J. Grant

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Hindu Quote of the Day


The soul's attachment to the body resembles a fledgling Which forsakes its empty shell and flies away. Death is like falling asleep, And birth is like waking from that sleep. Not yet having a permanent home, The soul takes temporary shelter in the body.

Tirukkural 34:328-340

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, www.himalayanacademy.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


Thought of the Day: The chores of daily life can be as beautiful as the sunset.

-Barbara Ann Kipfer

From Self Meditation. Reprinted with permission from Workman Publishing Inc.

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Inspiration Quote of the Day


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Judaism Quote of the Day


If you sanctify yourself a little, you are sanctified much.

-Talmud: Yoma, 39a

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 God fills an adept with the desire to comprehend His essence, knowledge becomes vision, vision revelation, revelation contemplation, and contemplation existence in God. Words are hushed to silence, life becomes death, explanations come to an end, signs are effaced, and disputes are cleared up.

-Junayd, in "Rabi'a the Mystic"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

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Relationship Quote of the Day


Whenever anger comes up, take out a mirror and look at yourself. When you are angry, you are not very beautiful, you are not presentable. Hundreds of muscles in your face become very tense. Your face looks like a bomb ready to explode.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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August 1, 2015
Every Minute
John Oxenham
Through every minute of this day, be with me, Lord!
Through every day of all this week, be with me, Lord!
Through every week of all this year, be with me, Lord!
So shall the days and weeks and years be threaded on a golden cord.
And all draw on with sweet accord into thy fullness, Lord, that so,
When time is past,
By grace I may, at last,
Be with thee, Lord.