Quotes and Readings of the Day
To the leader: with stringed instruments. Of David.
Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I;
for you are my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
Let me abide in your tent forever,
find refuge under the shelter of your wings. Selah
For you, O God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Prolong the life of the king;
may his years endure to all generations!
May he be enthroned forever before God;
appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
So I will always sing praises to your name,
as I pay my vows day after day.
Note: Today's Gospel reading is Mark 6:30-46
From the New Revised Standard Version. Reprinted with permission from HarperBibles.
This reading is from the special Torah reading for the first two days of Sukkot. The complete Torah reading for these days is Leviticus 22:26-23:44 and Numbers 29:12-16.
On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. Seven days you shall observe a festival of the Lord. You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord: Thirteen bulls of the herd, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs; they shall be without blemish. The meal offerings with them--of choice flour with oil mixed in--shall be: three-tenths of a measure for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams, and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs. And there shall be one goat for a sin offering--in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
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
Angels haven't just arrived. They were here before our planet was created. They helped in the development of our planet. They helped in the formation of our flowers and our trees and our mountains and our animals and our dogs and our cats and the music and the wind and the trees.
From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Buddhist Quote of the Day
The source of all good, evil, weal and harm lies with actions, speech and thoughts. Did you bring your actions, speech and thoughts with you today? Or have you left them at home? This is where you must look, right here. You don't have to look very far away. Look at your actions, speech and thoughts.
-Ajahn Chah, "Living Dharma"
From "365 Buddha: Daily Meditations," edited by Jeff Schmidt. Reprinted by arrangement with Tarcher/Putnam, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
Celebrity Quote of the Day
Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying 'This is it. I guess I'm happy. I've got a home I love; a career that I love.' I'm even feeling more at peace with myself.
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Hindu Quote of the Day
Whatsoever a man has renounced, From the sorrow born of that he has freed himself. After a man has renounced, he enjoys the many true things in this World. Let men desiring that renounce in time.
Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, www.himalayanacademy.com.
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Judaism Quote of the Day
To atone is to be at one with God, to sink self into the not-self, to achieve a mystic unity with the source of being, wiping out all error and finding peace in self-submergence.
-Isaac Goldberg, "The Wonder of Words"
Reprinted with permission from 'A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,' edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.
Muslim Quote of the Day
I saw a man in Paradise for a deed as simple as cutting down a tree that stood in the middle of a road, causing wayfarers much distress.
-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.
Relationship Quote of the Day
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.