Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
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Jesus Calls the First Disciples
(Mk 1.16—20; Lk 5.1—11)
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Jesus Ministers to Crowds of People
(Mk 1.35—39; Lk 4.44; 6.17—19)
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Matthew 4:18-25. Find a Bible translation.


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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Deuteronomy 32:7-32:12

Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of ages past;
Ask your father, he will inform you,
Your elders, they will tell you:
When the Most High gave nations their homes
And set the divisions of man,
He fixed the boundaries of peoples
In relation to Israel's numbers.
For the Lord's portion is His people,
Jacob His own allotment.

He found him in a desert region,
In an empty howling waste.
He engirded him, watched over him,
Guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
Like an eagle who rouses his nestlings,
Gliding down to his young,
So did He spread His wings and take him,
Bear him along on His pinions;
The Lord alone did guide him,
No alien god at His side.


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

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Could You spare some Guardian Angels To give me peace of mind As my children wander from me And stretch the ties that bind?

-Betty Banner

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

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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Someone who is about to admonish another must realize within himself five qualities before doing so [that he may be able to say], thus: "In due season will I speak, not out of season. In truth I will speak, not in falsehood. Gently will I speak, not harshly. To his profit will I speak, not to his loss. With kindly intent will I speak, not in anger."

-"Vinaya Pitaka," translated by F.S. Woodward

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

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People go through challenging moments of losing people and of having their life threatened from illness and real grief. But they get through it. And that's the testament to the human spirit and it's -- we are fragile, but we also are divine.

-Sheryl Crow

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Christian Quote of the Day

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The logic of sin is to provoke callousness, hardness of heart.

-Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger

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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Make your New Years Resolutions! This year, try to eat a little healthier, exercise a little more, and take some serious action to conserve our planet's resources.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

-Mark Twain

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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If every Christian is already considered a missionary, then all can stay put where they are, and nobody needs to get up and go anywhere to preach the gospel. But if our only concern is to witness where we are, how will people in unevangelized areas ever hear the gospel? The present uneven distribution of Christians and opportunities to hear the gospel of Christ will continue on unchanged.

-Gordon Olson

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Health Quote of the Day

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The first wealth is health.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting; they come and go. Bear them patiently, Arjuna. Those who are not affected by these changes who are the same in pleasure and pain, are truly wise and fit for immortality. Assert your strength and realize this!

Bhagavad Gita 2:14-15

Excerpted from The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1985. 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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Great creator of being, grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.

-Jim Morrison

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.

-Lois McMaster Bujold (submitted by sireneh)

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Judaism Quote of the Day

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To confess one's sins is to honor the Holy One.

-Rabbi Joshua ben Levi, Talmud: Sanhedrin, 43b

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

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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If you adhere to the things that I am leaving behind, you shall never be misguided.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ja'bir bin Abd'Allah

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ja'bir bin Abd'Allah

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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Norris Chumley Tip of the Day

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So you slipped off your food plan, and had a few ice-cream sundaes, or a bag of chips or cookies. I know you regretted it! Use this episode and learn from it. Study how you felt afterwards. Did you feel stuffed, tired, headachy, fat? GUILTY??? Pay attention to what caused you to do it; look under the surface of the behavior. What did you really need to feel better, instead of pigging-out? What was going on just before it happened? Now, use the knowledge to change the future. Instead of reaching for the cookie jar, give yourself what you really need: a nap, a walk, a good conversation to let your feelings out, a change of scene, a phone call with a friend, or get some work done.

-Norris Chumley

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Relationship Quote of the Day

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Love is a great teacher.

-St. Augustine

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September 16, 2009
Prayer for Guidance
Pattinattar (10th century poet)
Let me not wander in vain.
Let me not labor in vain.
Let me not mingle with the prejudiced.
Let me not leave the company of the virtuous.
Let me not fly into anger.
Let me not stray off the path of goodness.
Let me not seek for this day or for the morrow.
Give me such a wealth, O Almighty!
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