Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous next Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

(Mk 11.1—10; Lk 19.28—40; Jn 12.12—19)

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

“Tell the daughter of Zion,

Look, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”


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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Genesis 28:5-28:9

Then Isaac sent Jacob off, and he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, mother of Jacob and Esau.

When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him off to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, charging him, as he blessed him, "You shall not take a wife from among the Canaanite women," and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and gone to Paddan-aram, Esau realized that the Canaanite women displeased his father Isaac. So Esau went to Ishmael and took to wife, in addition to the wives he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, sister of Nebaioth.


From Parshat Toldot. 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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God assures us that His angels are always nearby, ready to help. This is what matters.

-Timothy Jones,
"Celebration of Angels"

From "Angels All 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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Our very nature is Buddha, and apart from this nature there is no other Buddha.

-The Sutra of Hui Neng

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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There's no doubt about it...I have felt the hand of God throughout my life. I believe in God and the Bible.

-Denzel Washington

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Christian Quote of the Day

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Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Got a ski rack on your car? Make sure to remove it when you're not on your way to the slopes – roof racks create wind resistance, which makes your car less efficient, and causes you to spend more money on gas.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.

-Dinah Shore

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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The world forgets you, its creator, and falls in love with what you have created instead of you.

-Augustine of Hippo

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Health Quote of the Day

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The aging process has you firmly in its grip if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

-Doug Larson

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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Prosperity is not for the envious, Nor is greatness for men of impure conduct.

Tirukkural 14:135

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.

-M. Scott Peck

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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A gentle hand may lead an elephant with a single hair.

-Persian proverb

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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Man's good deeds are single acts in the long drama of redemption.

-Abraham Joshua Heschel, "The Earth Is the Lord's"

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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Bereft of life, bereft of knowledge, bereft of power and will, how shall I describe my state? For I do not exist, only He exists. I am deaf; the bearer is He. I am blind; the seer is He. I am mute; the orator is He. I do not exist; only He exists.

-Shah Kamal, "Islamic Sufism"

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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For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

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November 21, 2012
Prayer to Believe in Christ's Name
Jim & Kaye Johns
Father, I'm praying for (name one or more) and others in my circle of family and friends who need Christ...

As I pray for these who are not yet saved, there is so much at stake. I can't help but think of all the lives they'll touch and pray for in their lifetimes following their salvation, and the impact they can have for generations to come! (Psalm 22:30–31)

I thank You that You have clearly said in Your Word that You want the lost to come to You through Christ—that You want all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. I thank You that Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for all men. No one was left out of His sacrifice; the price has already been paid. (1 Timothy 2:1–6)

Jesus came into the world as the true light that gives light to every person. May these who are unsaved see His light and be drawn to it, loving it more than the darkness. May they receive Christ and believe in His name—trusting and relying on Him, not simply understanding who He is—for those who do are given the right to become Your children. (John 1:9; 3:19; 1:12)

Grant them new life.
In Jesus' name, amen.