January 24: Poets and Philosophers

January 24
Poets and Philosophers

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.
~Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967), American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. H.L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg “indubitably an American in every pulse-beat.”

The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals – its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
~Herbert Read (1893 – 1968), English anarchist, poet, and critic of literature and art

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.
~John Wesley (1703 – 1791), Church of England cleric, Christian theologian, and founder of Methodism

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January 24: Discipleship

January 24

Moses summoned all Israel and said:
“Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.”
–Deuteronomy 5:1

After all, God chose you to suffer as you follow in the footsteps of Christ, who set an example by suffering for you. Christ did not sin or ever tell a lie. Although he was abused, he never tried to get even. And when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he had faith in God, who judges fairly. Christ carried the burden of our sins. He was nailed to the cross, so that we would stop sinning and start living right. By his cuts and bruises you are healed. You had wandered away like sheep. Now you have returned to the one who is your shepherd and protector.
–1 Peter 2:21-25