Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Bible Reading
previous next Psalm 110

Assurance of Victory for God's Priest-King

(Mt 22.44; Acts 2.34—35)

Of David. A Psalm.

The LORD says to my lord,

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies your footstool.”

The LORD sends out from Zion

your mighty scepter.

Rule in the midst of your foes.

Your people will offer themselves willingly

on the day you lead your forces

on the holy mountains.

From the womb of the morning,

like dew, your youth will come to you.

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind,

“You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand;

he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.

He will execute judgment among the nations,

filling them with corpses;

he will shatter heads

over the wide earth.

He will drink from the stream by the path;

therefore he will lift up his head.

Note: Today's Gospel reading is John 15:1-6. Find a Bible translation.


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

Today's Torah Reading
previous next Genesis 48:10-48:16

Now Israel's eyes were dim with age; he could not see. So [Joseph] brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see you again, and here God has let me see your children as well."

Joseph then removed them from his knees, and bowed low with his face to the ground. Joseph took the two of them, Ephraim with his right hand--to Israel's left--and Manasseh with his left hand--to Israel's right--and brought them close to him. But Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, though he was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head--thus crossing his hands--although Manasseh was the first-born. And he blessed Joseph, saying,

"The God in whose ways my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
The God who has been my shepherd from my birth to this day--
The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm--
Bless the lads.
In them may my name be recalled,
And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,
And may they be teeming multitudes upon the earth."


From Parshat Vayekhi. 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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Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say, When all souls come back from the far away- The dead, forgotten this many a day!

-Virna Sheard

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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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Jesus said the most great love of all is that you would lay down your life for a friend. Not a father, not a mother, not a brother, not a daughter, but a friend.

-Dog the Bounty Hunter

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Christian 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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Eco-Tip of the Day

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Turn off your AC when you leave for work. If you adjust the air conditioning according to your needs instead of leaving it blasting all day, you can save your household 20% on the cost of cooling.

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Emotional Health Quote of the Day

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Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.

-Chaim Weizmann

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Evangelical Quote of the Day

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Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.

-D.L. Moody

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Health Quote of the Day

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The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.

-The Dalai Lama

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Hindu Quote of the Day

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As a crystal reflects objects that are nearby, So does the face reflect what is foremost in the heart. What is more perceptive than the face? For whether the heart Is angry or glad, it is the face that expresses it first.

Tirukkural 71:706-707

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

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

-Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

-Carl Bard

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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Remember the virtues you lack and the faults you have; forget the good you did and the wrong you received.

-Orhot Tzaddikim, 15C

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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The best of the people are the first to greet others.

-Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Umamah

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Umamah

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 hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

-Mother Teresa

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January 5, 2013
Let Us Rise Up and Be Thankful
The Buddha
Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn't learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn't learn a little,
at least we didn't get sick,
and if we got sick,
at least we didn't die;
so let us all be thankful.
Related Topics:  Buddhism, Gratitude, Didnt, Didnt Die, Thankful, Sick, Faith