Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous Acts 19:1-10

Paul in Ephesus

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the inland regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?’ They replied, ‘No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’ Then he said, ‘Into what then were you baptized?’ They answered, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ Paul said, ‘John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

He entered the synagogue and for three months spoke out boldly, and argued persuasively about the kingdom of God. When some stubbornly refused to believe and spoke evil of the Way before the congregation, he left them, taking the disciples with him, and argued daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia, both Jews and Greeks, heard the word of the Lord.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Mark 8:34-9:1


From the New Revised Standard Version. Reprinted with permission from HarperBibles.

Today's Torah Reading
previous Deuteronomy 32:44-32:52

Moses came, together with Hosea son of Nun, and recited all the words of this poem in the hearing of the people. And when Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, he said to them: Take to heart all the words with which I have warned you this day. Enjoin them upon your children, that they may observe faithfully all the terms of this Teaching. For this is not a trifling thing for you: it is your very life; through it you shall long endure on the land that you are to possess upon crossing the Jordan.

That very day the Lord spoke to Moses: Ascend these heights of Abarim to Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab facing Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving the Israelites as their holding. You shall die on the mountain that you are about to ascend, and shall be gathered to your kin, as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his kin; for you both broke faith with Me among the Israelite people, at the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness of Zin, by failing to uphold My sanctity among the Israelite people.

You may view the land from a distance, but you shall not enter it--the land that I am giving to the Israelite people.


From Parshat Ha'azinu. 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


When we dream, the soul transcends the limits of the body, and holds divine communication with the angels.

-St. Athanasius

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


An accomplished person does not by a philosophical view, or by thinking become arrogant, for he is not of that sort; not by holy works, nor by tradition is he to be led, he is not led into any of the resting places of the mind.

-adapted from the Sutta-nipata, translated by V. Fausboll

From "Teachings of the Buddha," edited by Jack Kornfield, 1993. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

-Will Smith

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Christian Quote of the Day


Look not back on yesterday So full of failure and regret; Look ahead and seek God's way-- All sin confessed you must forget.

-Dennis DeHaan

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Eco-Tip of the Day


Buy non-toxic alternatives to household chemicals whenever possible.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day


Winning isn't getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.

-Roger Staubach

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Evangelical Quote of the Day


The true, living faith, which the Holy Spirit instills into the heart, simply cannot be idle.

-Martin Luther

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Health Quote of the Day


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

-Albert Einstein

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Hindu Quote of the Day


From him come the scriptures, chants, and prayers, Religious rites and sacrificial gifts; From him come work, time, and givers of gifts, And all things under the sun and moon. From him come the gods of the natural world, Men, beasts, and birds, and food to nourish them; From him come all spiritual disciplines, Meditation, truth, faith, and purity.

Mundaka Upanishad

From The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1987. Reprinted with permission from Nilgiri Press, www.nilgiri.org. To order the book, please call 1-800-475-2369.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


Do not say,"it is morning," and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

-Rabindranath Tagore

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Inspiration Quote of the Day


Don't solve your problems, dissolve your problems--so that they should not recur again.

-Yogi Bhajan

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Judaism Quote of the Day


When an opportunity presents itself to do a good deed, do it at once.

-Rabbi Josiah, Mekilta to Exodus

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

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Muslim Quote of the Day


Demolish this house that a hundred more may be built. Do not be afraid that treasure lies beneath this house. A thousand houses more shall you build with just one treasure in hand. This house is destined to fall to ruin. That treasure is bound to be unearthed, but then that treasure will not be yours.


Rumi, "Mathnawi"

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


Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

-Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

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September 23, 2014
The Blessings of Allah
May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon us in this house. Amen.
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