Quotes and Readings of the Day

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Today's Bible Reading
previous next Matthew 2:14-21

And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, "Out of Egypt have I called my son."

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: "A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more."

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead." And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel.




Note: Today's Gospel reading is Matthew 2:14-21.

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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Genesis 50:21-26

And so, fear not. I will sustain you and your children." Thus he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.

So Joseph and his father's household remained in Egypt. Joseph lived one hundred and ten years. Joseph lived to see children of the third generation of Ephraim; the children of Machir son of Manasseh were likewise born upon Joseph's knees. At length, Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die. God will surely take notice of you and bring you up from this land to the land that He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob." So Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "When God has taken notice of you, you shall carry up my bones from here."

Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

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From Parshat Va-Yehi. 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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Angel power is a free gift from God available to everyone. An Angel Insurance Policy will give you a blessed hedge against the unforeseen.

-Janice T. Connell,
"Angel Power"


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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The Buddha said: "When a person has thoroughly understood the world, from top to bottom, when there is nothing in the world that agitates him anymore, then he has become somebody who is free from confusion and fears and tremblings and the longings of desire. He has gone beyond getting old and beyond birth and death."

-Sutta Nipata


From "The Pocket Buddha Reader," edited by Anne Bancroft, 2000. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a "goddess circle."

-Jennifer Aniston


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Christian Quote of the Day

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Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.

-Billy Graham


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Many organizations collect and re-distribute old pairs of eyeglasses. Donate your used glasses and help someone less fortunate see the world a little clearer.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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I got really depressed when people said I should think positive. I thought, "If that's what I have to do to survive, I'm never going to make it."

-John, a 52-year-old with melanoma


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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Many do not recognize the fact as they ought, that Satan has got men fast asleep in sin and that it is his great device to keep them so. He does not care what we do if he can do that. We may sing songs about the sweet by and by, preach sermons and say prayers until doomsday, and he will never concern himself about us, if we don't wake anybody up. But if we awake the sleeping sinner he will gnash on us with his teeth. This is our work - to wake people up.

-Catherine Booth


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Health Quote of the Day

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Faith is not a cushion for me to fall back upon; it is my working energy.

-Helen Keller


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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It is in love that religion exists and not in ceremony-in the pure and sincere love in the heart. Unless a man is pure in body and mind, his coming into a temple and worshipping Shiva is useless. The prayers of those who are pure in mind and body will be answered by Shiva, and those who are impure and yet try to teach religion to others will fail in the end. External worship is only a symbol of internal worship, but internal worship and purity are the real things. Without them, external worship would be of no avail.

Vivekananda

From "Teachings of the Hindu Mystics," © 2001 by Andrew Harvey. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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How describe the delicate thing that happens when a brilliant insect alights on a flower? Words, with their weight, fall upon the picture like birds of prey.

-Jules Renard


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

-M. Kathleen Casey


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Whenever night falls, whenever day breaks, search well into your dealings, so will your whole life be one Day of Atonement.

-Moses of Evreux, 1240


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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What I fear most for my people are the hypocrites, who talk wisely, yet act unjustly.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Umar bin al-Khattab


The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Umar bin al-Khattab

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

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Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

-Henry James


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January 1, 2010
Prayer for the New Year
Mozarabic, 700 A.D.
Oh Thou, who art ever the same, grant us so to pass through the coming year with faithful hearts, that we may be able in all things to please Thy loving eyes. Amen.
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