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Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen
Saturday, 28 August 2010
A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
~ Proverbs 15:1, NLT
Friday, 27 August 2010
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because the Lord's remission has been proclaimed.
- Deuteronomy 15:1-2
Friday, 20 August 2010
If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
- Chinese Proverb
Thursday, 19 August 2010
While the poor of the world continue knocking on the doors of the rich, the world of affluence runs the risk of no longer hearing those knocks, on account of a conscience that can no longer distinguish what is human.
- Pope Benedict XVI
, from his 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
- Luke 16:13
Monday, 16 August 2010
train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1 Timothy 4:7, 8
Sunday, 15 August 2010
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E.B. White
, in an interview with The New York Times in 1969
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Today the few have achieved their economic freedom at the expense of the many. That is why our world order is tottering. Nothing can save it but a united attempt to put the will of God into operation.
- Muriel Lester
, social reformer and pacifist (1883-1968)
Friday, 13 August 2010
Jesus knew that the people wanted him to become king. The people planned to come get Jesus and make him their king. So Jesus left and went into the hills alone.
-- John 6:15 (ERV)
Thursday, 12 August 2010
You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns. You shall pay them their wages daily before sunset, because they are poor and their livelihood depends on them; otherwise they might cry to the Lord against you, and you would incur guilt.
- Deuteronomy 24:14-15
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
[Jesus said] "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
-- Matthew 7:13-14
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works...
Monday, 09 August 2010
"I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am -- so much greater that I'm not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
-- Matthew 3:11 nlt
Saturday, 07 August 2010
Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced. While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God's angel spoke in the dream: "Joseph, son of David, don't hesitate to get married. Mary's pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God's Holy Spirit has made her pregnant.
-- Matthew 1:19-20 msg
Friday, 06 August 2010
Look carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15, 16
Thursday, 05 August 2010
All the people had enough to eat. When they finished, Jesus said to his followers, "Gather the pieces of fish and bread that were not eaten. Don't waste anything." So the followers gathered up the pieces that were left. The people had started eating with only five loaves of barley bread. But the followers filled twelve large baskets with the pieces of food that were left.
-- John 6:12-13 (ERV)
Wednesday, 04 August 2010
Jesus said to them,..."The Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing; and he will show him greater works than these, so that you will be astonished. Indeed, just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. The Father judges no one but has given all judgement to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life."
Tuesday, 03 August 2010
This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.
-- Matthew 1:18 nlt
Monday, 02 August 2010
The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
-- Romans 13:9-10
Sunday, 01 August 2010
Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, 'It shall be well with you'; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, 'No disaster shall come upon you.'"
Jeremiah 23:16, 17