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Today's Torah Reading
previous next Exodus 22:27-23:5

You shall not revile God, nor put a curse upon a chieftain among your people. You shall not put off the skimming of the first yield of your vats. You shall give Me the first-born among your sons. You shall do the same with your cattle and your flocks: seven days it shall remain with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me. You shall be holy people to Me: you must not eat flesh torn by beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.

You must not carry false rumors; you shall not join hands with the guilty to act as a malicious witness: You shall neither side with the mighty to do wrong--you shall not give perverse testimony in a dispute so as to pervert it in favor of the mighty--nor shall you show deference to a poor man in his dispute.

When you encounter your enemy's ox or ass wandering, you must take it back to him.

When you see the ass of your enemy lying under its burden and would refrain from raising it, you must nevertheless raise it with him.

NRSV

From Parshat Mishpatim. 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

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Angels are 'beings of light' and therefore travel at the speed of light...

-Margaret Neylon


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

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Contrary to what some people might believe, there is nothing wrong with having pleasures and enjoyments. What is wrong is the confused way we grasp onto these pleasures, turning them from a source of happiness into a source of pain and dissatisfaction.

-Lama Thubten Yeshe, "Introduction to Tantra"


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

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No matter how much I fall, and no matter how much I mess up, God still loves me and continues to bless me, even me--a redeemed hoodlum.

-T-Bone


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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From his divine power comes forth all this Magical show of name and form, of you And me, which casts the spell of pain and pleasure. Only when we pierce through this magic veil Do we see the One who appears as many.

Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Excerpted 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

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It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our nose is what we see last.

-William Barrett


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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When I was young I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

-Abraham Joshua Heschel


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

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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Behold the words of the Qur'an: "We are closer to you than you are yourself." Comprehend your relationship with God! He is closer to us than our own selves. Yet through ignorance we search for Him Wandering from door to door.

-Sufi poem


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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Norris Chumley Tip of the Day

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If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

-Mother Teresa


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January 30, 2008
Prayer for Trust in Jesus
St. Ignatius of Loyola
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.
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