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Numbers 19:18-20:6

posted by mconsoli

A person who is clean shall take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle on the tent and on all the vessels and people who were there, or on him who touched the bones or the person who was […]

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Daily Inspiration for June 30, 2008

posted by sandrews

Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut. –Robert Newton Peck

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Christian Wisdom for June 30 2008

posted by sandrews

To see God is the promised goal of all our actions and the promised height of all our joys. –Augustine of Hippo

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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_06_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: Amos 2:6-10, 13-16 Responsorial Psalm: 50:16bc-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23 Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:18-22 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 21:12-22

posted by Jana Melpolder

[12] And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, [13] And said unto […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, June 30, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 21:12-22 12 Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 He said […]

Prayer for Freedom From Suffering

posted by Jana Melpolder

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of […]

Pray for Henderson H.

posted by nsymmonds

A precious little dog that has liver disease. –from kosara Add your prayers now

Numbers 19:1-19:17

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: This is the ritual law that the Lord has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no […]

Daily Inspiration for June 29, 2008

posted by sandrews

Keep a green tree alive in your heart and a songbird may come to sing there. –Chinese Proverb

Christian Wisdom for June 29 2008

posted by sandrews

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. –Luke 14:27 (Revised Standard Version)

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Mass during the Day <a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_29 DAY.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 12:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 […]

Luke 13:10-17

posted by Jana Melpolder

[10] And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. [11] And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, June 29, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 13:10-17 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite […]

Pray for Amber K.

posted by nsymmonds

Young woman who was just diagnosed with ALS –from rachellink Add your prayers now

Please Forgive Me

posted by Jana Melpolder

Dear Father God, I know that I’ve done wrong through my thoughts, my actions, and the things that I’ve said, sometimes by mistake and sometimes on purpose. I have gone my own way and not put you at the center […]

Numbers 18:21-18:32

posted by mconsoli

And to the Levites I hereby give all the tithes in Israel as their share in return for the services that they perform, the services of the Tent of Meeting. Henceforth, Israelites shall not trespass on the Tent of Meeting, […]

Daily Inspiration for June 28, 2008

posted by sandrews

First a person should put his house together, then his town, then the world. –Rabbi Israel Salanter

Christian Wisdom for June 28 2008

posted by sandrews

We can never hear the warning often enough. The tongue (or typing finger) may be small, but oh so deadly when not under the sanctifying grace of God. –Lin Pearson

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: Lamentations 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 Responsorial Psalm: 74:1b-2, 3-5, 6-7, 20-21 Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:5-17 To read the text for today’s […]

Matthew 21:1-11

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, [2] Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, June 28, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 21:1-11 1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey […]

Pray for Kloe P.

posted by nsymmonds

“16-month-old baby girl who needs a heart transplant.” –from tshore626 Add your prayers now

Prayer for Those with Alzheimer’s

posted by Jana Melpolder

My prayer is for all who bear the crosses of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Society values the intellect so much that it forgets to value the whole person. May God bring strength and joy into the lives of people who […]

Numbers 17:25-18:20

posted by mconsoli

The Lord said to Moses, “Put Aaron’s staff back before the Pact, to be kept as a lesson to rebels, so that their mutterings against Me may cease, lest they die.” This Moses did; just as the Lord had commanded […]

Daily Inspiration for June 27, 2008

posted by sandrews

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. –William Penn

Christian Wisdom for June 27 2008

posted by sandrews

Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them. –Unknown

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Kings 25:1-12 Responsorial Psalm: 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:1-4 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 20:29-34

posted by Jana Melpolder

[29] And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. [30] And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, June 27, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 20:29-34 29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of […]

Pray for George L.

posted by nsymmonds

“Being deployed to Iraq.” –from Hipi75 Add your prayers now

Mourner’s Kaddish

posted by Jana Melpolder

Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, […]

Numbers 17:16-17:24

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and take from them–from the chieftains of their ancestral houses–one staff for each chieftain of an ancestral house: twelve staffs in all. Inscribe each man’s name on his staff, […]

Daily Inspiration for June 26, 2008

posted by sandrews

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

Christian Wisdom for June 26 2008

posted by sandrews

The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost thinking about it. –Blaise Pascal

Prayer for Renewal

posted by Jana Melpolder

Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Kings 24:8-17 Responsorial Psalm: 79:1b-2, 3-5, 8, 9 Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:21-29 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 20:17-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[17] And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, [18] Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, June 26, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 20:17-28 17 While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be […]

Numbers 17:9-17:15

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Remove yourselves from this community, that I may annihilate them in an instant.” They fell on their faces. Then Moses said to Aaron, “Take the fire pan, and put on it fire from the […]

Daily Inspiration for June 25, 2008

posted by sandrews

Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. –Marlene Dietrich

Christian Wisdom for June 25 2008

posted by sandrews

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness. –St. John Chrysostom

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3 Responsorial Psalm: 119:33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40 Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:15-20 To read the text […]

Matthew 20:1-16

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. [2] And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 20:1-16 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into […]

Morning Prayer

posted by Jana Melpolder

Dear Lord, So far I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossipped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I’m really glad about that. But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of […]

Numbers 16:20-17:8

posted by mconsoli

…And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “Stand back from this community that I may annihilate them in an instant!” But they fell on their faces and said, “O God, Source of the breath of all flesh! When […]

Daily Inspiration for June 24, 2008

posted by sandrews

Saints are sinners who kept going. –Robert Louis Stevenson

Christian Wisdom for June 24 2008

posted by sandrews

A general rule for the good use of time is to accustom oneself to live in a continual dependence on the Spirit of God. –Francois Fenelon

Prayer for Soldiers Going Off to Battle

posted by Jana Melpolder

O Holy Master, Almighty Father and Pre-Eternal God, Who alone made and directs all things; Who rise up quickly against the evil of the impious ones; Who, by Providence, teach Thy people preservation of Justice and the obliteration of the […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mass During the Day <a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_24 DAY.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: Isaiah 49:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15 Reading II: Acts 13:22-26 Gospel Reading: Luke 1:57-66, […]

Matthew 19:23-30

posted by Jana Melpolder

[23] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. [24] And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, June 24, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 19:23-30 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go […]

Numbers 16:14-16:19

posted by mconsoli

Even if you had brought us to a land flowing with milk and honey, and given us possession of fields and vineyards, should you gouge out those men’s eyes? We will not come!” Moses was much aggrieved and he said […]

Daily Inspiration for June 23, 2008

posted by sandrews

Take time every day to do something silly. –Philipa Walker

Christian Wisdom for June 23 2008

posted by sandrews

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. –Marian Wright Edelman

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 Responsorial Psalm: 60:3, 4-5, 12-13 Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:1-5 To read the text for today’s […]

Matthew 19:13-22

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. [14] But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, June 23, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 19:13-22 13 Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; 14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children […]

Thank You for My Life

posted by Jana Melpolder

Dear God, thank you for my life on this earth, however challenging or not. Thank you for giving me free will to love and be loved, to make my own decisions, to learn from my mistakes, to laugh when I […]

Numbers 16:1-16:13

posted by mconsoli

Now Korah, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth–descendants of Reuben–to rise up against Moses, together with two hundred and fifty Israelites, chieftains […]

Daily Inspiration for June 22, 2008

posted by sandrews

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. –Will Rogers

Christian Wisdom for June 22 2008

posted by sandrews

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. –Luke 10:2

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: Jeremiah 20:10-13 Responsorial Psalm: 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 Reading II: Romans 5:12-15 Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:26-33 To read the text […]

Luke 12:49-56

posted by Jana Melpolder

[49] I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled? [50] But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! [51] Suppose […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, June 22, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 12:49-56 49 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 […]

To Have Strong Marriages

posted by Jana Melpolder

Father, I’m praying for all those in my immediate and extended family who are married (name them)… Protect our marriages. May each husband be strong in his faith, yielded to the Lord, loving, kind, and considerate. May they all be […]

Numbers 15:27-15:41

posted by mconsoli

In case it is an individual who has sinned unwittingly, he shall offer a she-goat in its first year as a sin offering. The priest shall make expiation before the Lord on behalf of the person who erred, for he […]

Daily Inspiration for June 21, 2008

posted by sandrews

It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices. –Professor Dumbledore to Harry in “”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,”” by J.K. Rowling

Christian Wisdom for June 21 2008

posted by sandrews

If we make a quietness within ourselves, if we silence all desire and opinions and if with love, without formulating any words, we bind our whole soul to think “”Thy will be done,”” the thing which after that we feel […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Chronicles 24:17-25 Responsorial Psalm: 89:4-5, 29-30, 31-32, 33-34 Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:24-34 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 19:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; [2] And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. [3] The Pharisees […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, June 21, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 19:1-12 1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he cured them there. 3 Some Pharisees came to him, and […]

Prayer for a Summer Day

posted by Jana Melpolder

Long warm days… The pace of life slows… A time for picnics and rest in the shade… Lord, help me to rest a while in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with […]

Numbers 15:17-15:26

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land to which I am taking you and you eat of the bread of the land, you shall set some aside […]

Daily Inspiration for June 20, 2008

posted by sandrews

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. –George Bernard Shaw

Christian Wisdom for June 20 2008

posted by sandrews

Christ is a jewel of more worth than a thousand worlds, as all know who have him. Get him, and get all; miss him and miss all. –Thomas Brooks

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 Responsorial Psalm: 132:11, 12, 13-14, 17-18 Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:19-23 To read the text for […]

Matthew 18:21-35

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? [22] Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, June 20, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I […]

Prayer for Peace

posted by Jana Melpolder

If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the […]

Numbers 15:8-15:16

posted by mconsoli

And if it is an animal from the herd that you offer to the Lord as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice, in fulfillment of a vow explicitly uttered or as an offering of well-being, there shall be offered […]

Daily Inspiration for June 19, 2008

posted by sandrews

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. –Lou Holtz

Christian Wisdom for June 19 2008

posted by sandrews

Inside the will of God there is no failure. Outside the will of God there is no success. –Bernard Edinger

Matthew 18:10-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[10] Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. [11] For the Son of man […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, June 19, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 18:10-20 10 “Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. 12 What do you think? If a shepherd […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: Sirach 48:1-14 Responsorial Psalm: 97:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7 Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:7-15 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Prayer for Forgiveness

posted by Jana Melpolder

Forgive me my sins, O Lord; forgive me the sins of my youth and the sins of mine age, the sins of my soul and the sins of my body, my secret and my whispering sins, the sins I have […]

Numbers 14:26-15:7

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke further to Moses and Aaron, “How much longer shall that wicked community keep muttering against Me? Very well, I have heeded the incessant muttering of the Israelites against Me. Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the […]

Daily Inspiration for June 18, 2008

posted by sandrews

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. –David Orr 

Christian Wisdom for June 18 2008

posted by sandrews

You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it’s all been made possible by your Savior. –Joni Eareckson Tada

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 Responsorial Psalm: 31:20, 21, 24 Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 To read the text for today’s […]

Pray for Ed B.

posted by nsymmonds

“Congestive heart failure and diabetes are wearing away at the spirit of this loving father too young to die.” –from ambrax99 Add your prayers now

Matthew 18:1-9

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? [2] And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, [3] And said, […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, June 18, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 18:1-9 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a child, whom he put among them, 3 and said, “Truly I tell you, unless […]

Prayer for Those Coping With Breast Cancer

posted by Jana Melpolder

Merciful God, ease the suffering of all those who seek your comfort from the pain of breast cancer — their own or that of others. Grant us all a firm assurance of your love, a balm that can protect us […]

Numbers 14:8-14:25

posted by mconsoli

If the Lord is pleased with us, He will bring us into that land, a land that flows with milk and honey, and give it to us; only you must not rebel against the Lord. Have no fear then of […]

Daily Inspiration for June 17, 2008

posted by sandrews

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. –Eric Hoffer

Christian Wisdom for June 17 2008

posted by sandrews

The future is as bright as the promises of God. –Adoniran Judson

Prayer for a Sick Brother

posted by Jana Melpolder

O Lord, holy Father, creator of the universe, author of its laws, you can bring the dead back to life, and heal those who are sick. We pray for our sick brother that he may feel your hand upon him, […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 21:17-29 Responsorial Psalm: 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 11 and 16 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 To read the text for today’s […]

Pray for Marcie K.

posted by nsymmonds

“I have just been released from prison due to a series of bad choices and am trying to get my life on track with the help of God.” –from exlawoman Add your prayers now

Matthew 17:22-27

posted by Jana Melpolder

[22] And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: [23] And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, June 17, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 17:22-27 22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, 23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.” […]

Numbers 13:21-14:7

posted by mconsoli

They went up and scouted the land, from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, at Lebo-hamath. They went up into the Negeb and came to Hebron, where lived Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the Anakites.–Now Hebron was founded seven years before […]

Daily Inspiration for June 16, 2008

posted by sandrews

Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. –Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Christian Wisdom for June 16 2008

posted by sandrews

God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him. He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it […]

Earth Our Mother

posted by rphillips

Earth our mother, breathe forth life all night sleeping now awakening in the east now see the dawn. Earth our mother, breathe and waken leaves are stirring all things moving new day coming life renewing. source: Circle of Grace

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 21:1-16 Responsorial Psalm: 5:2-3ab, 4b-6a, 6b-7 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:38-42 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Pray for Christopher C.

posted by nsymmonds

“May God protect my child and cover him with the full body armor of God.” –from Marysisinchrist Add your prayers now

Matthew 17:14-21

posted by Jana Melpolder

[14] And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, [15] Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, June 16, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 17:14-20 14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him, 15 and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into the […]

Numbers 13:1-13:20

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them.” So Moses, by […]

Daily Inspiration for June 15, 2008

posted by sandrews

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. –Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

Christian Wisdom for June 15 2008

posted by sandrews

For God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love which you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. –Hebrews 6:10 (Revised Standard Version)

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: Exodus 19:2-6a Responsorial Psalm: 100:1-2, 3, 5 Reading II: Romans 5:6-11 Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:36—10:8 To read the text for […]

Pray for Bill V.

posted by nsymmonds

Praying for the family of a teenage suicide victim. –from CECEPride Add your prayers now

Luke 12:41-48

posted by Jana Melpolder

[41] Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? [42] And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, June 15, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 12:41-48 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to […]

Numbers 11:23-12:16

posted by mconsoli

And the Lord answered Moses, “Is there a limit to the Lord’s power? You shall soon see whether what I have said happens to you or not!” Moses went out and reported the words of the Lord to the people. […]

Daily Inspiration for June 14, 2008

posted by sandrews

All beginnings require that you unlock a new door. –Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

Christian Wisdom for June 14 2008

posted by sandrews

Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns. –Unknown

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 19:19-21 Responsorial Psalm: 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:33-37 To read the text for today’s […]

Pray for K Brown

posted by nsymmonds

“She needs a breakthrough to pay last year’s and the upcoming year’s tuition.” –from keeesh Add your prayers now

Matthew 17:1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, [2] And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, June 14, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 17:1-13 1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, […]

Numbers 10:11-36; 11:1-15

posted by mconsoli

In the second year, on the twentieth day of the second month, the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle of the Pact 12 and the Israelites set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. The cloud came to rest […]

Daily Inspiration for June 13, 2008

posted by sandrews

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. –Oscar Wilde

Christian Wisdom for June 13 2008

posted by sandrews

A man-pleaser cannot be true to God, because he is a servant to the enemies of his service; the wind of a man’s mouth will drive him about as the chaff, from any duty, and to any sin. –Richard Baxter

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-16 Responsorial Psalm: 27:7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:27-32 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Christina B.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I am leaving for training during a busy time for my family.” –from suboru Add your prayers now

Matthew 16:21-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, June 13, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 16:21-28 21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the […]

Numbers 9:1-9:23; 10; 1-10

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, on the first new moon of the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, saying: Let the Israelite people offer the passover sacrifice at its set time: […]

Daily Inspiration for June 12, 2008

posted by sandrews

What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. –St. Francis de Sales

Christian Wisdom for June 12 2008

posted by sandrews

Forgiveness creates an obligation for which there are no exceptions allowed. –Giovanni Papini, “”The Life of Christ””

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 18:41-46 Responsorial Psalm: 65:10, 11, 12-13 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:20-26 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Pray for Chris B.

posted by Jana Melpolder

16-years old in critical condition due to a motorcycle accident. –from SoCo Add your prayers now

Matthew 16:13-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? [14] And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, June 12, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 16:13-20 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and […]

Numbers 8:1-26

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and say to him, “When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.” Aaron did so; he mounted the lamps at the front […]

Daily Inspiration for June 11, 2008

posted by sandrews

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. –Ambrose Redmoon

Christian Wisdom for June 11 2008

posted by sandrews

The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. –J.I. Packer

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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 11:21b-26; 12:1-3 Responsorial Psalm: 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:17-19 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Ruth R.

posted by Jana Melpolder

My son has recently died, he was 4 years old. –from egospelway Add your prayers now

Matthew 16:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. [2] He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, June 11, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 16:1-12 1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky […]

Deuteronomy 15:19-23; 16: 1-17, Numbers 28; 26-31

posted by mconsoli

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the second day of Shavuot You shall consecrate to the Lord your God all male firstlings that are born in your herd and in your flock: you must not work […]

Daily Inspiration for June 10, 2008

posted by sandrews

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. –Henry Van Dyke

Christian Wisdom for June 10 2008

posted by sandrews

The Bible is to me the most precious thing in the world just because it tells me the story of Jesus. –George MacDonald

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 17:7-16 Responsorial Psalm: 4:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:13-16 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Pray for Pat MM

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I need your prayers to help me find employment in the career I love.” –from still seeking Add your prayers now

Matthew 15:29-39

posted by Jana Melpolder

[29] And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. [30] And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, June 10, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 15:29-39 29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the […]

Exodus 20:7-23; Numbers 28: 26-31

posted by mconsoli

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the first day of Shavuot. You shall not swear falsely by the name of the Lord your God; for the Lord will not clear one who swears falsely by His […]

Daily Inspiration for June 9, 2008

posted by sandrews

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. –Anonymous

Christian Wisdom for June 9 2008

posted by sandrews

The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief. –Leslie Weatherhead

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 1 Kings 17:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: 121:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:1-12 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Pray for Mark

posted by Jana Melpolder

He was my brother who served in Iraq but he was killed there last year on June 26th.—from PoohBear87 Add your prayers now

Matthew 15:21-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. [22] And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, June 9, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 15:21-28 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my […]

Exodus 19:1-25; 20:1-6

posted by mconsoli

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the first day of Shavuot. On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egypt, on that very day, they entered the wilderness of […]

Daily Inspiration for June 8, 2008

posted by sandrews

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well. –Josh Billings

Christian Wisdom for June 8 2008

posted by sandrews

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. –Matthew 13:44

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: Hosea 6:3-6 Responsorial Psalm: 50:1, 8, 12-13, 14-15 Reading II: Romans 4:18-25 Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:9-13 To read the text […]

Luke 12:32-40

posted by Jana Melpolder

[32] Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. [33] Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, June 8, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Luke 12:32-40 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure […]

Numbers 7:72-7:89

posted by mconsoli

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 […]

Daily Inspiration for June 7, 2008

posted by sandrews

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. –Emily Dickinson

Christian Wisdom for June 7 2008

posted by sandrews

Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself. –Miguel […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Responsorial Psalm: 71:8-9, 14-15ab, 16-17, 22 Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44 To read the text for today’s reading, […]

Matthew 15:1-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, [2] Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. [3] But he answered and said […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, June 7, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 15:1-20 1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.” 3 He answered them, “And […]

Numbers 7:42-7:71

posted by mconsoli

On the sixth day, it was the chieftain of the Gadites, Eliasaph son of Deuel. 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 […]

Daily Inspiration for June 6, 2008

posted by sandrews

It is never too late to give up your prejudices. –Henry David Thoreau

Christian Wisdom for June 6 2008

posted by sandrews

Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths He will provide us with strong shoes, and He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well. –Alexander […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Responsorial Psalm: 119:157, 160, 161, 165, 166, 168 Gospel Reading: Mark 12:35-37 To read the text for […]

Matthew 14:22-36

posted by Jana Melpolder

[22] And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. [23] And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, June 6, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 14:22-36 22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself […]

Numbers 7:1-7:41

posted by mconsoli

On the day that Moses finished setting up the Tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, as well as the altar and its utensils. When he had anointed and consecrated them, the chieftains of Israel, the heads […]

Daily Inspiration for June 5, 2008

posted by sandrews

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. –Dr. Seuss

Christian Wisdom for June 5 2008

posted by sandrews

As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end! –David Brainerd

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Responsorial Psalm: 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14 Gospel Reading: Mark 12:28-34 To read the text for today’s […]

Matthew 14:13-21

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. [14] And Jesus went forth, and saw a […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, June 5, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 14:13-21 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, […]

Numbers 5:27-6:27

posted by mconsoli

Once he has made her drink the water–if she has defiled herself by breaking faith with her husband, the spell-inducing water shall enter into her to bring on bitterness, so that her belly shall distend and her thigh shall sag; […]

Daily Inspiration for June 4, 2008

posted by sandrews

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson

Christian Wisdom for June 4 2008

posted by sandrews

The men that will change the colleges and seminaries here represented are the men that will spend the most time alone with God…It takes time for the fires to burn. It takes time for God to draw near and for […]

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Timothy 1:1-3, 6-12 Responsorial Psalm: 123:1b-2ab, 2cdef Gospel Reading: Mark 12:18-27 To read the text for today’s reading, please […]

Matthew 14:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, [2] And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 14:1-12 At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus; 2 and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and for this reason these powers are at work […]

Numbers 5:1-5:26

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Instruct the Israelites to remove from camp anyone with an eruption or a discharge and anyone defiled by a corpse. Remove male and female alike; put them outside the camp so that they do […]

Daily Inspiration for June 3, 2008

posted by sandrews

It’s never crowded along the extra mile. –Wayne Dyer

Christian Wisdom for June 3 2008

posted by sandrews

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. –Jonathan Edwards

Today’s Lectionary Reading

posted by Jana Melpolder

<a style="TEXT-DECORATION: none" href="javascript:avPlayer('http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdsnjwebsrvr4453/catholiclectionary/08_06_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: 2 Peter 3:12-15a, 17-18 Responsorial Psalm: 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14 and 16 Gospel Reading: Mark 12:13-17 To read the text […]

Matthew 13:53-58

posted by Jana Melpolder

[53] And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. [54] And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, June 3, 2008

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 13:53-58 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place. 54 He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get […]

Numbers 4:38-4:49

posted by mconsoli

The Gershonites who were recorded by the clans of their ancestral house, from the age of thirty years up to the age of fifty, all who were subject to service for work relating to the Tent of Meeting–those recorded by […]

Daily Inspiration for June 2, 2008

posted by sandrews

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less. –Ken Blanchard

Christian Wisdom for June 2 2008

posted by sandrews

Do what good you can, and do it solely for God’s glory, as free from it yourself as though you did not exist. Ask nothing whatever in return. Done in this way, your works are spiritual and godly. –Meister Eckhart

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