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Daily Inspiration for April 30 2008

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Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. –Frank A. Clark

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Christian Wisdom for April 30 2008

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There is something inexpressively pleasing to a justified mind to know that God has all the honor in our salvation…to know that God’s honor is not violated, but on the contrary, shines more illustrious; to know that God’s law is […]

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Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_30.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 Responsorial Psalm: 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

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Pray for Shelbie N.

posted by nsymmonds

“Grandaughter has five tumors in her heart and has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.” –from nankel Add your prayers now

Matthew 22:41-46

posted by Jana Melpolder

[41] While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, [42] Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [43] He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 22:41-46 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: 42 “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, […]

Daily Inspiration for April 29, 2008

posted by sandrews

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach. –Sydney Smith

Christian Wisdom for April 29 2008

posted by sandrews

Since I began to love, love has never forsaken me. It has ever grown to its own fullness within my innermost heart. –St. Catherine of Genoa

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_29.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 16:22-34 Responsorial Psalm: 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 Gospel Reading: John 16:5-11 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Dr. S

posted by nsymmonds

He is in his last phases of his battle against lung cancer. –from Mich Add your prayers now

Matthew 13:18-23

posted by Jana Melpolder

[18] Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. [19] When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, April 29, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 13:18-23 18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what […]

Daily Inspiration for April 28, 2008

posted by sandrews

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on the way. –Carl Sandburg

Christian Wisdom for April 28 2008

posted by sandrews

Grace keeps us from worrying because worry deals with the past, while grace deals with the present and future. –Joyce Meyer

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_28.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 16:11-15 Responsorial Psalm: 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b Gospel Reading: John 15:26—16:4a To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Neil L.

posted by nsymmonds

“My sweet and loving husband just diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive skin cancer.” –from pitterpatt Add your prayers now

Matthew 13:1-16

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. [2] And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, April 28, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 13:1-16 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the […]

Daily Inspiration for April 27, 2008

posted by sandrews

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it. –The Dalai Lama

Christian Wisdom for April 27 2008

posted by sandrews

Everything is permissible’–but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’–but not everything is constructive. –1 Corinthians 10:23

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_27.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Responsorial Psalm: 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 Reading II: 1 Peter 3:15-18 Gospel Reading: John 14:15-21 To […]

Pray for Sgt. F

posted by nsymmonds

“He is currently serving in Afghanistan.” –from alsa99 Add your prayers now

Luke 12:13-21

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. [14] And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? [15] And […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, April 27, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 12:13-21 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 […]

Daily Inspiration for April 26, 2008

posted by sandrews

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. –Unknown

Christian Wisdom for April 26 2008

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He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpentry shop until he was thirty, and then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. –Unknown

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_26.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 16:1-10 Responsorial Psalm: 100:1b-2, 3, 5 Gospel Reading: John 15:18-21 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Dianne L.

posted by nsymmonds

An infection is taking over her body. –from chickied Add your prayers now

Matthew 7:13-21

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, April 26, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 7:13-21 13 “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. 14 For the gate is narrow and the road is hard […]

Daily Inspiration for Friday, April 25, 2008

posted by sandrews

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. –Confucius

Christian Wisdom for April 25 2008

posted by sandrews

The gospel is a doctrine that teaches a far higher matter than the wisdom, righteousness, and religion of the world; it teaches free forgiveness of sins through Christ. –Martin Luther

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_25.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: 1 Peter 5:5b-14 Responsorial Psalm: 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17 Gospel Reading: Mark 16:15-20 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Matthew 7:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] Judge not, that ye be not judged. [2] For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. [3] And why beholdest thou the mote that […]

Matthew 6:25-34

posted by Jana Melpolder

[25] Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, April 25, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 7:1-12 1 “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, April 24, 2008

posted by sandrews

It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are. –Elvis Presley

Christian Wisdom for April 24 2008

posted by sandrews

As we wait, we can fix our eyes on Jesus as a companion who empathizes with our suffering and a Savior who is working behind the scenes. Difficult circumstances seem to increase our ability to experience intimacy with Christ. –Ruthann […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, April 24, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_24.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 15:7-21 Responsorial Psalm: 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10 Gospel Reading: John 15:9-11 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Daily Inspiration for Wednesday, April 23, 2008

posted by sandrews

One without a friend is like the right hand without the left. –Bosnian Proverb

Christian Wisdom for April 23 2008

posted by sandrews

The great secret of a life of faith is… to hang upon Jesus daily; to go to Him in every trial; to cast upon Him every burden; to take the infirmity, the corruption, the cross, as it rises, simply and […]

Matthew 6:19-24

posted by Jana Melpolder

[19] Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: [20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, April 23, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_23.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 15:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 Gospel Reading: John 15:1-8 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Daily Inspiration for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

posted by sandrews

When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree. –Vietnamese saying

Christian Wisdom for April 22 2008

posted by sandrews

We become truly personal by loving God and by loving other humans…In its deepest sense, love is the life, the energy, of the Creator in us. –Kallistos Ware

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_22.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 14:19-28 Responsorial Psalm: 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 Gospel Reading: John 14:27-31a To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Matthew 6:16-18

posted by Jana Melpolder

[16] Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [17] But thou, when […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 6:16-18 16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17 But when […]

Daily Inspiration for Monday, April 21, 2008

posted by sandrews

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. –Douglas Jerrould

Christian Wisdom for April 21 2008

posted by sandrews

If you are to receive your due, you must be punished. What then is done? God has not rendered you due punishment, but bestows upon you unmerited grace. If you wish to be an alien from grace, boast your merits. […]

Matthew 6:1-15

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. [2] Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, April 21, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 6:1-15 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_21.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 14:5-18 Responsorial Psalm: 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16 Gospel Reading: John 14:21-26 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Daily Inspiration for Sunday, April 20, 2008

posted by sandrews

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. –Margaret Lee Runbeck

Christian Wisdom for April 20 2008

posted by sandrews

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. –Mark 11:25

Luke 4:16-30

posted by Jana Melpolder

[16] And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. [17] And there was delivered unto him the […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, April 20, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 4:16-30 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_20.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 6:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 Reading II: 1 Pt 2:4-9 Gospel Reading: John 14:1-12 To read the text […]

Daily Inspiration for Saturday, April 19, 2008

posted by sandrews

The person who is willing to say yes to experience is the person who discovers new frontiers. –John Marks Templeton

Christian Wisdom for April 19 2008

posted by sandrews

Nobody seriously believes the universe was made by God without being persuaded that He takes care of His works. –John Calvin

Matthew 5:38-48

posted by Jana Melpolder

[38] Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: [39] But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, April 19, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 5:38-48 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_19.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 13:44-52 Responsorial Psalm: 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Gospel Reading: John 14:7-14 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Daily Inspiration for Friday, April 18, 2008

posted by sandrews

The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands. –Robert M. Pirsig

Christian Wisdom for April 18 2008

posted by sandrews

Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins. –Thomas Brooks

Matthew 5:27-37

posted by Jana Melpolder

[27] Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: [28] But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, April 18, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 5:27-37 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_18.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 13:26-33 Responsorial Psalm: 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab Gospel Reading: John 14:1-6 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Daily Inspiration for Thursday, April 17, 2008

posted by sandrews

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. –George MacDonald

Christian Wisdom for April 17 2008

posted by sandrews

Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. If you may have everything by asking in His Name, and nothing without asking, I beg you to see how absolutely vital prayer is. –Charles Spurgeon

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_17.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 13:13-25 Responsorial Psalm: 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27 Gospel Reading: John 13:16-20 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 5:21-26

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: [22] But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, April 17, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 5:21-26 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a […]

Daily Inspiration for April 16, 2008

posted by sandrews

The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible. –Arthur C. Clarke

Christian Wisdom for April 16 2008

posted by sandrews

God, having placed good and evil in our power, has given us full freedom of choice; He does not keep back the unwilling, but embraces the willing. –John Chrysoston

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_16.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 12:24—13:5a Responsorial Psalm: 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8 Gospel Reading: John 12:44-50 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 5:17-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[17] Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. [18] For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 5:17-20 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one […]

Daily Inspiration for April 15, 2008

posted by sandrews

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh

Christian Wisdom for April 15 2008

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Let him who cannot be alone, beware of community… Let him who is not in community, beware of being alone. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_15.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 11:19-26 Responsorial Psalm: 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7 Gospel Reading: John 10:22-30 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Matthew 5:11-16

posted by Jana Melpolder

[11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. [12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 5:11-16 11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the […]

Daily Inspiration for April 14, 2008

posted by sandrews

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. –Howard Thurman

Christian Wisdom for April 14 2008

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We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. –Oswald Chambers

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_14.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 11:1-18 Responsorial Psalm: 42:2-3; 43:3, 4 Gospel Reading: John 10:11-18 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Matthew 5:1-10

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: [2] And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, [3] Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, April 14, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 5:1-10 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, […]

Daily Inspiration for April 13, 2008

posted by sandrews

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or we grow weak, and at last some crisis shows us what we have […]

Christian Wisdom for April 13 2008

posted by sandrews

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_13.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Responsorial Psalm: 23: 1-3a, 3b4, 5, 6 Reading II: 1 Peter 2:20b-25 Gospel Reading: John 10:1-10 To […]

Mark 6:30-44

posted by Jana Melpolder

[30] And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. [31] And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, April 13, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:30-44 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming […]

Daily Inspiration for April 12, 2008

posted by sandrews

You should not suffer the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop. –Eva Jessye

Christian Wisdom for April 12 2008

posted by sandrews

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_12.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 9:31-42 Responsorial Psalm: 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 Gospel Reading: John 6:60-69 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Matthew 4:18-25

posted by Jana Melpolder

[18] And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. [19] And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, April 12, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 4:18-25 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow […]

Daily Inspiration for April 11, 2008

posted by sandrews

If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for? –Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Christian Wisdom for April 11 2008

posted by sandrews

The beautiful thing about this adventure called faith is that we can count on Him never to lead us astray. –Charles Swindoll

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_11.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 9:1-20 Responsorial Psalm: 117:1bc, 2 Gospel Reading: John 6:52-59 To read the text for today’s reading, please click here. […]

Matthew 4:12-17

posted by Jana Melpolder

[12] Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; [13] And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: [14] […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, April 11, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 4:12-17 12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what […]

Daily Inspiration for April 10, 2008

posted by sandrews

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. –Oliver Goldsmith

Christian Wisdom for April 10 2008

posted by sandrews

God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_10.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 8:26-40 Responsorial Psalm: 66:8-9, 16-17, 20 Gospel Reading: John 6:44-51 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Matthew 4:1-11

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. [2] And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. [3] And when the tempter came […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, April 10, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, […]

Daily Inspiration for April 9, 2008

posted by sandrews

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. –Mary Pickford

Christian Wisdom for April 9 2008

posted by sandrews

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

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_09.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 8:1b-8 Responsorial Psalm: 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a Gospel Reading: John 6:35-40 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Matthew 3:13-17

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. [14] But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? [15] And Jesus answering said unto […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, April 9, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 3:13-17 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But […]

Daily Inspiration for April 8, 2008

posted by sandrews

When we look into our own hearts and begin to discover what is confused and what is brilliant, what is bitter and what is sweet, it isn’t just ourselves that we’re discovering. We’re discovering the universe. –Pema Chodron

Christian Wisdom for April 8 2008

posted by sandrews

If I cannot in honest happiness take the second place (or the twentieth); if I cannot take the first without making a fuss about my unworthiness, then I know nothing of Calvary love. –Amy Carmichael

Pray for Joseph S.

posted by nsymmonds

“My husband Joe has been diagnosed with diabetes, and we can’t get it under control.” –from zenmomof3 Add your prayers now

Matthew 3:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, [2] And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. [3] For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, April 8, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_08.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 7:51—8:1a Responsorial Psalm: 31:3cd-4, 6 and 7b and 8a, 17 and 21ab Gospel Reading: John 6:30-35 To read the […]

What Do I Do With My Fear of Forgiveness?

posted by lmarcus

Fear is a part of growth, and a part of risk, and a part of change. Like other feelings, it is not permanent, and should not be a barrier to progress. The world, as Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav wisely taught […]

Daily Inspiration for April 7, 2008

posted by sandrews

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. –Bruce Crampton

Christian Wisdom for April 7 2008

posted by sandrews

No founder of any religion has dared to claim for himself one fraction of the assertions made by the Lord Jesus Christ about himself. –Henry J. Heydt

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_07.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 6:8-15 Responsorial Psalm: 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30 Gospel Reading: John 6:22-29 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Daniel My Son

posted by nsymmonds

“Prayer for my son and his safety in Iraq.” –from Ruby225 Add your prayers now

Matthew 1:1-17

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. [2] Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; [3] And Judas begat Phares and Zara of […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, April 7, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 1:1-17 1 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and […]

Daily Inspiration for April 6, 2008

posted by sandrews

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

Christian Wisdom for April 6 2008

posted by sandrews

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. –Matthew 6:31-34 (Revised […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_06.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 2:14, 22-33 Responsorial Psalm: 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Reading II: 1 Peter 1:17-21 Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-35 To […]

Pray for Single Mothers of Boys

posted by nsymmonds

“Pray that single mothers raise their young boys up to know respect, honor, love, faithfulness and a love for God and Family.” –from spiritedann Add your prayers now

Mark 16:9-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[9] Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. [10] And she went and told them that had been with him, as […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, April 6, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 16:9-20 9 [[Now after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went out and told those who had been with […]

Daily Inspiration for April 5, 2008

posted by sandrews

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. –May Sarton

Christian Wisdom for April 5 2008

posted by sandrews

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those that I do understand. –Mark Twain

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_05.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 6:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 Gospel Reading: John 6:16-21 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Connie P.

posted by nsymmonds

“My beautiful daughter is studying medicine, just bought a home, and has been diagnosed with Graves disease.” –from carlagranite@yahoo.com Add your prayers now

John 16:16-33

posted by Jana Melpolder

[16] A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. [17] Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, April 5, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 16:16-33 16 “A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying to […]

Daily Inspiration for April 4, 2008

posted by sandrews

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. –Henri Bergson

Christian Wisdom for April 4 2008

posted by sandrews

I’ve always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity. –Fidel Castro

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_04.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 5:34-42 Responsorial Psalm: 27:1, 4, 13-14 Gospel Reading: John 6:1-15 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

Pray for Marie B.

posted by nsymmonds

“Mother in need of help.” –from katneedshelp Add your prayers now

John 16:1-15

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. [2] They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. [3] And […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, April 4, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 16:1-15 1 “I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so […]

John 15:12-27

posted by Jana Melpolder

[12] This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. [13] Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. [14] Ye are my friends, if ye […]

Daily Inspiration for April 3, 2008

posted by sandrews

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. –Helen Hayes

Christian Wisdom for April 3 2008

posted by sandrews

Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails. –Watchman Nee

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_03.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 5:27-33 Responsorial Psalm: 34:2 and 9, 17-18, 19-20 Gospel Reading: John 3:31-36 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Bruce H.

posted by nsymmonds

“Bruce has received a diagnosis of aggressive lung cancer, with at most a year to live.” –from bravegirl Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Thursday, April 3, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 15:12-27 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you […]

Daily Inspiration for April 2, 2008

posted by sandrews

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. –Alexis Carrel

Christian Wisdom for April 2 2008

posted by sandrews

Works? Works? A man gets to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand! –George Whitefield

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_02.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 5:17-26 Responsorial Psalm: 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Gospel Reading: John 3:16-21 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

John 15:1-11

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. [2] Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 15:1-11 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You […]

Daily Inspiration for April 1, 2008

posted by sandrews

Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children? –Marcus Tullius Cicero

Christian Wisdom for April 1 2008

posted by sandrews

One filled with joy preaches without preaching. –Mother Teresa

John 14:18-31

posted by Jana Melpolder

[18] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. [19] Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. [20] At that day ye […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, April 1, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 14:18-31 18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_04_01.mp3','Beliefnet presents today\'s lectionary reading fromthe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’,’/imgs/avplayer/player_bibleaudiofeed.jpg’,’320′,’240′);”>Hear Today’s Lectionary Reading Reading I: Acts 4:32-37 Responsorial Psalm: 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5 Gospel Reading: John 3:7b-15 To read the text for today’s reading, please click […]

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