Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
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Peter's Declaration about Jesus

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.


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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Numbers 17:16-17:24

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and take from them--from the chieftains of their ancestral houses--one staff for each chieftain of an ancestral house: twelve staffs in all. Inscribe each man's name on his staff, there being one staff for each head of an ancestral house; also inscribe Aaron's name on the staff of Levi. Deposit them in the Tent of Meeting before the Pact, where I meet with you. The staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout, and I will rid Myself of the incessant mutterings of the Israelites against you.

Moses spoke thus to the Israelites. Their chieftains gave him a staff for each chieftain of an ancestral house, twelve staffs in all; among these staffs was that of Aaron. Moses deposited the staffs before the Lord, in the Tent of the Pact. The next day Moses entered the Tent of the Pact, and there the staff of Aaron of the house of Levi had sprouted: it had brought forth sprouts, produced blossoms, and borne almonds. Moses then brought out all the staffs from before the Lord to all the Israelites; each identified and recovered his staff.


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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When Sidda heard the clamor, her head tilted to one side. Those eagles, like angels, don't distinguish between work and play. To them, it is one and the same.

-Rebecca Wells,
"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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The king said: 'Nagasena, he who escapes reindividualization [rebirth], is it by reasoning that he escapes it?' 'Both by reasoning, your Majesty, and by wisdom, and by other good qualities.' 'But are not reasoning and wisdom surely much the same?' 'Certainly not. Reasoning is one thing, wisdom another. Sheep and goats, oxen and buffaloes, camels and asses have reasoning, but wisdom they have not.' 'Well put, Nagasena!'

-Milindapanha 32

From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight.

-Stephen Baldwin

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Christian Quote of the Day

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Simplicity towards God consists in seeking him only in all our actions.

-St. Jane Frances de Chantal

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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Think ahead about what you want to have for dinner tonight. If you take food out of the freezer early and let it defrost at room temperature, you won't need to use the microwave to speed up the process. Not only will you save energy, but your food will taste better.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Cherishing children is the mark of a civilized society.

-Joan Ganz Cooney

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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A God proved by science would not be God. For I can prove only that which is by creation lower than I, that which is at my disposal.

-Gerhard Bergmann

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Health Quote of the Day

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Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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Those who live in accordance with these divine laws without complaining, firmly established in faith, are released from karma. Those who violate these laws, criticizing and complaining, are utterly deluded, and are the cause of their own suffering.

Bhagavad Gita 3:31-32

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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By learning to contact, to listen to, and act on our intuition, we can directly connect to the higher power of the universe and allow it to become our guiding force.

-Shakti Gawain

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Getting to know someone is not a task--it’s an art.

-Pierce LeBlanc

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Judaism Quote of the Day

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The beginning of all participation in good things is hope.

-Philo, "Abraham"

Reprinted 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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Spend in the name of Allah and do not hold back lest Allah withhold His blessings from you.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Asma bint Abu Bakr al-Saddiq

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Asma bint Abu Bakr al-Saddiq

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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The angry person's speech is like the water which overflows from a boiling kettle.

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June 10, 2010
Prayer to St. Gerard for Motherhood
O glorious Saint Gerard, powerful intercessor before God, and wonder worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your help. You who always fulfilled God's will on earth, help me to do God's holy will. Intercede with the Giver of life, from whom all parenthood proceeds, that I may conceive and raise children who will please God in this life, and be heirs to the kingdom of heaven. Amen.