Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous Mark 8: 31-9:1

And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men."

And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power."


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 Exodus 34:10-16

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the Shabbat during festival of Sukkot.

He said: I hereby make a covenant. Before all your people I will work such wonders as have not been wrought on all the earth or in any nation; and all the people who are with you shall see how awesome are the Lord's deeds which I will perform for you. Mark well what I command you this day. I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Beware of making a covenant with the inhabitants of the land against which you are advancing, lest they be a snare in your midst. No, you must tear down their altars, smash their pillars, and cut down their sacred posts; for you must not worship any other god, because the Lord, whose name is Impassioned, is an impassioned God. You must not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for they will lust after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and invite you, and you will eat of their sacrifices. And when you take wives from among their daughters for your sons, their daughters will lust after their gods and will cause your sons to lust after their gods.


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


Cupid abroad was lated in the night, His wings were wet with ranging in the rain.

-Robert Greene,
“Sonnet: Cupid Abroad Was Lated”

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

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


They awaken, always wide awake: Gotama's disciples whose mindfulness, both day & night, is constantly immersed in the Buddha. They awaken, always wide awake: Gotama's disciples whose mindfulness, both day & night, is constantly immersed in the Dhamma.

-Dhammapada 21, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

Christian Quote of the Day


Christ’s statements are either cosmic or comic.

-John Blanchard

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Eco-Tip of the Day


Leave grass clippings on the lawn as fertilizer.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day


Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Evangelical Quote of the Day


Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

-Mark Twain

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Health Quote of the Day


I’m in my anecdotage.

-Clare Booth Luce

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Hindu Quote of the Day


He who has amassed great wealth but does not enjoy it is reckoned as dead, like his unused heap. Believing wealth is everything, yet giving away nothing, the miser himself will be possessed by a miserable birth.

Tirukkural 101:1001-1002

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


A person who says, "I'm enlightened" probably isn't.

-Baba Ram Dass

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Inspiration Quote of the Day


Give, and it will be given to you.


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Judaism Quote of the Day


All my days I have been raised among the Sages, and I found nothing better for oneself than silence; not study, but practice is the main thing; and one who talks excessively brings on sin.

-Shimon ben Rabban Gamliel, Ethics of the Fathers 1:17

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Muslim Quote of the Day


Hardship may dishearten at first, but every hardship passes away. All despair is followed by hope; all darkness is followed by sunshine.


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


In friendship are joined honor and charm, truth and joy, sweetness and good-will, affection and action. And all these take their beginning from Christ, advance through Christ, and are perfected in Christ.

-Aelred of Rievaulx

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February 6, 2016
Save the Afflicted
Clement of Rome (1st Century)
We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly;
raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly;
restore the wanderers of thy people;
feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners;
raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted.