Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous Psalm 99

Praise to God for His Holiness
The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble!
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The LORD is great in Zion;
he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name.
Holy is he!
Mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
Extol the LORD our God;
worship at his footstool.
Holy is he!
Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel also was among those who called on his name.
They cried to the LORD, and he answered them.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
they kept his decrees,
and the statutes that he gave them.
O LORD our God, you answered them;
you were a forgiving God to them,
but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Extol the LORD our God,
and worship at his holy mountain;
for the LORD our God is holy.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Luke 21:37-22:13. Find a Bible translation.


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

Today's Torah Reading
previous Genesis 31:43-32:3

Then Laban spoke up and said to Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks; all that you see is mine. Yet what can I do now about my daughters or the children they have borne? Come, then, let us make a pact, you and I, that there may be a witness between you and me." Thereupon Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his kinsmen, "Gather stones." So they took stones and made a mound; and they partook of a meal there by the mound. Laban named it Yegar-sahadutha, but Jacob named it Gal-ed. And Laban declared, "This mound is a witness between you and me this day." That is why it was named Gal-ed; And [it was called] Mizpah, because he said, "May the Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of sight of each other. If you ill-treat my daughters or take other wives besides my daughters--though no one else be about, remember, God Himself will be witness between you and me."

And Laban said to Jacob, "Here is this mound and here the pillar which I have set up between you and me: this mound shall be witness and this pillar shall be witness that I am not to cross to you past this mound, and that you are not to cross to me past this mound and this pillar, with hostile intent. May the God of Abraham and the god of Nahor"--their ancestral deities--"judge between us." And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac. Jacob then offered up a sacrifice on the Height, and invited his kinsmen to partake of the meal. After the meal, they spent the night on the Height.

Early in the morning, Laban kissed his sons and daughters and bade them good-by; then Laban left on his journey homeward. Jacob went on his way, and angels of God encountered him. When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.


From Parshat Va Yetse. 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


Outside the open window the morning air is all awash with angels.

-Richard Wilbur

From the book, An Angel a Day by Margaret Neylon. © Margaret Neylon 2003. Published by arrangement with Thorsons / Element.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


It is said that there are only two tragedies in life: not getting what one wants, and getting it.

-Bhanta Henepola Gunaratana, "Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness"

Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


When you are having trouble making a decision or are at a crossroads in your life and are confused about which path to take, cry out to God and ask for His guidance.

-Jacklyn Zeman

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Christian Quote of the Day


Whatever else may be said of man, this one thing is clear: He is not what he is capable of being.

-G.K. Chesterton

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Eco-Tip of the Day


Save time and energy by microwaving your food instead of cooking it in the oven. Microwaves cook 75% faster and use only a fraction of the energy.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Evangelical Quote of the Day


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

-Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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Health Quote of the Day


The aging process has you firmly in its grip if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

-Doug Larson

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Hindu Quote of the Day


No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

Mohandas Gandhi

From "The Wisdom of Gandhi," © 1995 compiled by Trudy S. Settel. Reprinted by arrangement with Kensington Publishing Corp, New York, www.kensingtonbooks.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


Take yourself and your creative life seriously. Make time for self-expression. Be disciplined. This is the way to develop your unique gifts and talents.

-Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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Inspiration Quote of the Day


There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

-Roger Staubach

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Judaism Quote of the Day


He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice, to love goodness, and to walk modestly with your God.

-Micah 6:8

As cited in "Jewish Wisdom" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

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Muslim Quote of the Day


Before He created life, the Almighty Allah declared, "My Mercy shall surpass My Wrath." Thus was it written.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abu Hurairah

The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abu Hurairah

Hadith 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


To have a good friend is one of the highest delights of life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings.

-Author Unknown

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October 7, 2015
Prayer for Those Who Have Committed Suicide
Vienna Cobb Anderson
Bless, O God of eternal life,
all who have died
by their own hand.
Grant them peace
from their inner turmoil
and the compassion of your love.
Comfort those who mourn
their loved ones.
Strengthen them to face the questions of pain,
the guilt and anger,
the irreparable loss.
Help us to reach out in love
to others who prefer death
to the choices of life
and to their families who grieve.