Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
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Trust in God for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give ear to my words, O LORD;
give heed to my sighing.
Listen to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil will not sojourn with you.
The boastful will not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak lies;
the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful.

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house,
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in awe of you.
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.

For there is no truth in their mouths;
their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
they flatter with their tongues.
Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover them with favor as with a shield.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is Luke 23:56b-24:11


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

Angel Quote of the Day

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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Skillful speech not only means that we pay attention to the words we speak and to their tone but also requires that our words reflect compassion and concern for others and that they help and heal, rather than wound and destroy.

-Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness"

Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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I don't think anybody honors God as much as they should. I don't think this is unique to our generation or our time, or to any place in the world. Jesus is the only man who ever really honored God as he could and should

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Christian Quote of the Day

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Do not be one who stretches out his hands to receive but closes them when it comes to giving.

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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Give away your unwanted presents to charities or to hospitals rather than returning or throwing them out.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Even though they are paid differently, everyone has to feel appreciated.

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The beginning of freedom is to be free from crimes… such as murder, adultery, fornication, theft, fraud, sacrilege and so forth. When once one is without these crimes (and every Christian should be without them), one begins to lift up one’s head towards freedom. But this is only the beginning of freedom, not perfect freedom.

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Health Quote of the Day

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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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The quieter you become the more you can hear.

-Baba Ram Dass

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Nobody sees a flower, really--it is so small we haven't time, and to see takes time.

-Georgia O'Keefe

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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Be not like a bird that sees the grain but not the trap.

-Ibn Tibbon, Jewish philosopher and doctor, 1190

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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There is a key for everything, and the key to Paradise is to love the poor.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ibn Umar

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ibn Umar

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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To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

-William H. Walton

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December 30, 2010
By the Passion of Your Blessed Son
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.