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Today's Bible Reading
previous next Ecclesiastes 9:11-18

Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the skillful; but time and chance happen to them all. For no one can anticipate the time of disaster. Like fish taken in a cruel net, and like birds caught in a snare, so mortals are snared at a time of calamity, when it suddenly falls upon them.

Wisdom Superior to Folly

I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. There was a little city with few people in it. A great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man. So I said, “Wisdom is better than might; yet the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heeded.”

The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded
than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one bungler destroys much good.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Matthew 16:1-12.

NRSV

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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Numbers 17:8-17:15

When Moses and Aaron reached the Tent of Meeting, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "Remove yourselves from this community, that I may annihilate them in an instant." They fell on their faces. Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take the fire pan, and put on it fire from the altar. Add incense and take it quickly to the community and make expiation for them. For wrath has gone forth from the Lord: the plague has begun!"

Aaron took it, as Moses had ordered, and ran to the midst of the congregation, where the plague had begun among the people. He put on the incense and made expiation for the people; he stood between the dead and the living until the plague was checked. Those who died of the plague came to fourteen thousand and seven hundred, aside from those who died on account of Korah. Aaron then returned to Moses at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, since the plague was checked.

NRSV

From Parshat Korah. 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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Your guardian angel also soothes and pacifies you, and gives you peace of mind in times of crisis. Let your guardian angel's good will enfold you.

-Angels in Our Midst


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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Don't be heedless of merit ('It won't come to me'). A water jar fills, even with water falling in drops. With merit—even if bit by bit, habitually— the enlightened one fills himself full.

-Dhammapada, 9, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.


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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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I think as human beings we are always looking for direction and guidance. It is within us to realize that it doesn't stop here – that there is something bigger and more powerful.

-Rudy Sarzo


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Christian Quote of the Day

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Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.

-D.L. Moody


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Use Google to find out if there is a Biodiesel source near you. Biodiesel works the same way that regular diesel does, but it's cheaper and made from more eco-friendly materials, like recycled vegetable oils from restaurants.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.

-Sydney Smith


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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Find satisfaction in Him who made you, and only then find satisfaction in yourself as a part of His creation.

-Augustine of Hippo


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Health Quote of the Day

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You have absolute control over your personal level of fitness. If you push yourself to new heights, stay competitive within yourself, give it your best shot, then chances are, you are going to look and feel great.

-Martina Navratilova


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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The ego and the Self dwell as intimate friends in the same body, like two golden birds perched in the same tree. The ego eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree, while the Self looks on detached. For as long as you identify with the ego, you will feel joy and sorrow.

Mundaka Upanishad

Reprinted with permission from "The Wisdom of the Hindu Gurus," edited by Timothy Freke, published by Godsfield Press. The book can be purchased online through Amazon.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Thought of the Day: After you ask for guidance--Listen!

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

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

Judaism Quote of the Day

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God does not predetermine whether a man shall be righteous or wicked; that He leaves to man himself.

-Tanhuma, Pikkude


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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O All-Knowing, you opened my heart to the way of supplication. Yearning for Your love is glorious and grand; lust for other love is disgraceful and corrupt. Your divine court is the infinite plane. I leave behind the throne of honor, for the real throne of honor is Your way.

-Rumi


Rumi, "Mathnawi"

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

-Mother Teresa


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 06/09/2010

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I Am a Point of Light

I am a point of light within a greater Light.
I am a strand of loving energy within the stream of Love divine.
I am a point of sacrificial fire focused within the fiery Will of God.
And thus I stand.

I am a way by which men may achieve.
I am a source of strength, enabling them to stand.
I am a beam of light, shining upon their way.
And thus I stand.

And standing thus, revolve.
And tread this way the ways of men,
And know the ways of God.
And thus I stand.

- Disciples Mantram

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