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Today's Bible Reading
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Ask, Search, Knock


‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

The Golden Rule


‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

The Narrow Gate

‘Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

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

Today's Torah Reading
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On the eleventh day, it was the chieftain of the Asherites, Pagiel son of Ochran. His offering: one silver bowl weighing 130 shekels and one silver basin of 70 shekels by the sanctuary weight, both filled with choice flour with oil mixed in, for a meal offering; one gold ladle of 10 shekels, filled with incense; one bull of the herd, one ram, and one lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; one goat for a sin offering; and for his sacrifice of well-being: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five yearling lambs. That was the offering of Pagiel son of Ochran.

On the twelfth day, it was the chieftain of the Naphtalites, Ahira son of Enan. His offering: one silver bowl weighing 130 shekels and one silver basin of 70 shekels by the sanctuary weight, both filled with choice flour with oil mixed in, for a meal offering; one gold ladle of 10 shekels, filled with incense; one bull of the herd, one ram, and one lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; one goat for a sin offering; and for his sacrifice of well-being: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five yearling lambs. That was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.

This was the dedication offering for the altar from the chieftains of Israel upon its being anointed: silver bowls, 12; silver basins, 12; gold ladles, 12. Silver per bowl, 130; per basin, 70. Total silver of vessels, 2,400 sanctuary shekels. The 12 gold ladles filled with incense--10 sanctuary shekels per ladle--total gold of the ladles, 120.

Total of herd animals for burnt offerings, 12 bulls; of rams, 12; of yearling lambs, 12--with their proper meal offerings; of goats for sin offerings, 12. Total of herd animals for sacrifices of well-being, 24 bulls; of rams, 60; of he-goats, 60; of yearling lambs, 60. That was the dedication offering for the altar after its anointing.

When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with Him, he would hear the Voice addressing him from above the cover that was on top of the Ark of the Pact between the two cherubim; thus He spoke to him.

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From Parshat Naso. 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 minute you speak to your angel for the first time, you will never be alone again, because our angels are always with us. No matter where you are as you read this, you are surrounded by angels.

-Eileen Elias Freeman, "Angelic Healing"


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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You should do the work yourself, for buddhas only teach the way.

-Dhammapada


From "The Pocket Buddha Reader," edited by Anne Bancroft, 2000. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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We are all one. We're not as separate as we oftentimes think.

-Alicia Keys


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Christian Quote of the Day

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The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.

-Elisabeth Elliot


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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Buy a turkey that was raised in humane conditions, preferably one that was raised locally.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.

-Charles Kettering (submitted by ducharlach)


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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is.

-Unknown?


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Health Quote of the Day

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Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Only the birds are able to throw off their shadow. The shadow always stays behind on earth. Our imagination flies. We are its shadow on the earth.

-Vladimir Nabokov


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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People should be beautiful in every way--in their faces, in the way they dress, in their thoughts, and in their innermost selves.

-Anton Chekhov


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Pray for the welfare of the government, for were it not for the fear of it, people would swallow each other alive.

-Ethics of the Fathers 3:2


As cited in "Jewish Wisdom" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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God does not require his servants to be perfectly clean; indeed, he never requires his servants to do anything that is impossible.

-Razi, "Kitab al-Muluki"


From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000. All rights reserved. Used with permission of John Hunt Publishing, United Kingdom.

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Relationship Quote of the Day

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Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.

-Thich Nhat Hanh


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 05/22/2012

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Prayer for the Nation

God of ages,
in your sight nations rise and fall,
and pass through times of peril.
Now when our land is troubled,
be near to judge and save.
May leaders be led by your wisdom;
may they search your will and see it clearly.
If we have turned from your way,
help us to reverse our ways and repent.
Give us your light and your truth to guide us;
through Jesus Christ,
who is Lord of this world, and our Savior. Amen.

Source: Presbyterian Church USA

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