Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous Luke 22:14-30

And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of man goes as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!"

And they began to question one another, which of them it was that would do this. A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you; rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at table? But I am among you as one who serves.

"You are those who have continued with me in my trials; and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


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 23:25-24:4

When you enter another man's vineyard, you may eat as many grapes as you want, until you are full, but you must not put any in your vessel. When you enter another man's field of standing grain, you may pluck ears with your hand; but you must not put a sickle to your neighbor's grain.

A man takes a wife and possesses her. She fails to please him because he finds something obnoxious about her, and he writes her a bill of divorcement, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house; she leaves his household and becomes the wife of another man; then this latter man rejects her, writes her a bill of divorcement, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house; or the man who married her last dies. Then the first husband who divorced her shall not take her to wife again, since she has been defiled--for that would be abhorrent to the Lord. You must not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you as a heritage.


From Parshat Ki Tetse. 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


Say a prayer and invite your angels to be with you and to wrap you in the loving light of God. Sit quietly with paper and pencil in hand. Be open and allow the exchange of energy to come through to you.

-Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold,
'The Angelspeake Storybook'

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

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


The pain, the discomfort, the sickness are what they are. We can always cope with the way life moves and changes. The mind of an enlightened human being is flexible and adaptable. The mind of the ignorant person is conditioned and fixed.

-Ajahn Sumedho, "Seeing the Way"

From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


I am a student of all religions. And I respect all people and all paths.

-Will Smith

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Christian Quote of the Day


Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Eco-Tip of the Day


Keep up with maintenance around the house. A leaky faucet loses up to 20 gallons of water every day, while a running toilet will waste up to 100 gallons!

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day


Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

-Conrad Hilton

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Evangelical Quote of the Day


The cheerful giver does not count the cost of what he gives. His heart is set on pleasing and sharing Him to whom the gift is given.

-Julian of Norwich

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Health Quote of the Day


It’s wonderful to be married to an archaeologist—the older you get, the more interested in you he gets.

-Agatha Christie

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Hindu Quote of the Day


He is pure of heart, He knows the whole world is only the Self. So who can stop him From doing as he wishes?

Ashtavakra Gita 4:4

From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.shambhala.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


Thought of the Day: See all beings as enlightened, providing you with the education you need to awaken. Thank them.

-Barbara Ann Kipfer

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

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Inspiration Quote of the Day


All the mistakes I ever made in my life where when I wanted to say No, and said Yes.

-Moss Hart

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Judaism Quote of the Day


Three things restore a person's good spirits: beautiful sounds, sights, and smells.

-Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 57b

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Muslim Quote of the Day


The Prophet once drew a line and said, "This is the path of faith." Then he drew several lines on either side and said, "On these lines you may encounter the devil. But this path of mine is the straight path. So follow it."

-Hadith Reported by Abd'Allah bin Mas'ud

Reported by Abd'Allah bin Mas'ud

From "The Bounty of Allah." 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


So far as human understanding can probe, it can discover nothing of greater purpose and value to the world than passion. Under that covering is hidden the hand of the creator.

-Hazrat Inayat Khan

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February 11, 2016
Household Blessing
May God, the Father of goodness,
who commanded us to help one another
as brothers and sisters,
bless this building with his presence
and look kindly on all who enter here. Amen.