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Today's Bible Reading
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Life in the Spirit

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.


But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.


Note: Today's Gospel reading is John 5:25-29.

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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Exodus 34:27-34:35

And the Lord said to Moses: Write down these commandments, for in accordance with these commandments I make a covenant with you and with Israel. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water; and he wrote down on the tablets the terms of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

So Moses came down from Mount Sinai. And as Moses came down from the mountain bearing the two tablets of the Pact, Moses was not aware that the skin of his face was radiant, since he had spoken with Him. Aaron and all the Israelites saw that the skin of Moses' face was radiant; and they shrank from coming near him. But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the chieftains in the assembly returned to him, and Moses spoke to them. Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he instructed them concerning all that the Lord had imparted to him on Mount Sinai. And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would leave the veil off until he came out; and when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, the Israelites would see how radiant the skin of Moses' face was. Moses would then put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with Him.

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From Parshat Ki Tisa. 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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The Irish say that a child smiling in its sleep is having a talk with angels. But to Armenians, that snoozing cherubic smile actually comes from the fact the child’s guardian angel is tickling him by cutting his fingernails.

-John Ronner,
"Know Your Angels"


From "Angels All 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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As all things are buddha-dharma, there is delusion and realization, practice, and birth and death, and there are buddhas and sentient beings. As the myriad things are without an abiding self, there is no delusion, no realization, no buddha, no sentient being, no birth and death. The buddha way is, basically, leaping clear of the many and the one; thus there are birth and death, delusion and realization, sentient beings and buddhas. Yet in attachment blossoms fall, and in aversion weeds spread.

-Dogen, "Actualizing the Fundamental Point"


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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My mother was like the pope. Any talent that I have that's good comes straight from her. She was loving to all people. Not only me.

-Danny Aiello


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Christian Quote of the Day

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We must lay before Him what is in us not what ought to be in us.

-C.S. Lewis


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Today, gather up your used books recent magazines and donate them to a local hospital, women's shelter, or nursing home. They'll appreciate the gesture!

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

-Robert Louis Stevenson


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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Obedience to the call of Christ nearly always costs everything to two people- the one who is called, and the one who loves that one.

-Oswald Chambers


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Health Quote of the Day

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A Hospital is no place to be sick.

---Samuel Goldwyn


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Mahatma Gandhi, 1931

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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The conscious mind is the editor, and the unconscious mind is the writer.

-David Mamet


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.

-Georgia O'Keefe


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Man was created last for the following reason: If he is deserving, he shall find all of nature at his service; if he is undeserving, he shall find all of nature arrayed against him.

-Pinhas Shapiro, the Zaddik of Koretz


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Muslim Quote of the Day

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Knowledge has two wings. Conjecture is one wing. Conjecture alone is lacking and cuts short the flight. The one-winged bird continues to struggle, hoping to reach the nest somehow with one wing. And then wisdom shows his shining face. Delivered from conjecture, the bird now spreads both wings (and soars once again).

-Rumi


Rumi, "The Life and Thought of Rumi"

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

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Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

-Barbara De Angelis


TAGS: Relationships, Relationships Quotes, Kindness, Giving, Miracles, Happiness

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March 7, 2010
Serenity Prayer
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Amen.
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