October – 2015

October 4

1 Peter.2.2-3
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk… now that you have tasted that God is good.

Frederick Douglass
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken [adults].

Mark 10.13-16
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to bless them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the realm of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the realm of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

October 11 ~ National Coming Out Day

Harvey Fierstein
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

Fran Lebowitz
“If you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture, you would pretty much be left with ‘Let’s Make a Deal.’”

Amos 5.7, 10, 12b, 14
There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground. There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts. Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Almighty will be with you, just as you say God is.

October 18 ~ Breast Cancer Awareness

Gilda Radner
“The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens…the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.”

Hosea 11.3b-4
They did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.

Song of Songs 4.1, 4-7
How beautiful you are, my darling!

Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves.
Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead.

Your neck is like the tower of David…on it hang a thousand shields, all of them shields of warriors.
Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies.
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense.

You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

October 25

Psalm 34.1-4
I will extol God at all times; I will praise God with my mouth.

I will glorify God; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify God with me; let us exalt God’s names together.

I acknowledged the Source of Life, and the Source responded to me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Mark 10.46-47, 51-52
As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city of Jericho, a blind man, Bartimaeus, was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, descendant of David, have mercy on me!” “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

 

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