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The whole world spoke the same language, using the
same words. While the people were migrating in the
east, they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar
and settled there. They said to one another, "Come,
let us mold bricks and harden them with fire." They
used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then
they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a
tower with its top in the sky, and so make a name for
ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered all over the
earth." The Lord came down to see the city and the
tower that the people had built. Then the Lord said:
"If now, while they are one people, all speaking the
same language, they have started to do this, nothing
will later stop them from doing whatever they presume
to do. Let us then go down there and confuse their
language, so that one will not understand what another
says." Thus the Lord scattered them from there all
over the earth, and they stopped building the city.
That is why it was called Babel, because there the Lord
confused the speech of all the world. It was from that
place that he scattered them all over the earth.
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version
There are many kinds of barriers: Those from within and those
from without. Barriers between people. Barriers that prevent you
from doing good things. Barriers of your own mind and your own hesitations. There are the barriers that exist simply because you
are a limited being. Joy breaks through all barriers
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe;
words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman;
courtesty of Chabad.org
I pray that we may at all times keep our minds open to new
ideas and shun dogma; that we may grow in our understanding
of the nature of all living beings and our connectedness with
the natural world; that we may become ever more filled with
generosity of spirit and true compassion and love for all life...
I pray that we may learn the peace that comes with forgiving
and the strength we gain in loving; that we may learn to
take nothing for granted in this life; that we may learn
to see and understand with our hearts; that we may
learn to join in our being.
Jane Goodall (1934- )
English primatologist and anthropologist
From "The Power of Prayerful Living"
Brood o'er us with Thy shelt'ring wing,
'Neath which our spirits blend
Like brother birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.
If thou the bending reed wouldst break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.
Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part.
Verses 1, 2, 5
By Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist;
author of "Science and Health"
And now, the Last Word:
Lord, take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say, and
Keep me out of Your way.
- Father Mychal F. Judge, OFM
Former chaplain to the New York City Fire Department,
killed on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center disaster
Every day, try to help uplift, as you would help yourself
or your family, whoever in your environment may be
physically, mentally, or spiritually sick. Then no matter
what your part is on the stage of life, you will know that you
have been playing it rightly, directed by the Stage Manager
of all destinies. --Paramahansa Yogananda