Today’s Readings: 9-23-2022

I am an avid reader, and I have started adding to my daily reading material some of the articles that I have found on the internet. I am doing my best to only post or reference articles I find on the internet in Today’s Readings that are accurate in content, but I cannot guarantee total accuracy.

For those who are taking or have taken college credit courses (especially if graduate level courses), the reason professors require you to use peer reviewed journal articles is because those that are peer reviewed have been through a quality control process, so to speak, before they are published. Though I try to post only articles that contain accurate content, the articles listed here have probably not been through a quality control process.

If you have other articles you would like me to post on my running blog on this site and/or to post in my Today’s Readings, I am open to reviewing and possibly posting them. Just contact me via the contact page on this site. I would love to hear from you!


Bible verses – There are numerous sites on the internet. This is a partial list.


James 2:2-15 ESV

For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? …

See https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+2%3A2-15&version=ESV


Matthew 25:31-46 English Standard Version

The Final Judgment

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

See https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25%3A31-46&version=ESV


Immigration

“For too long, undocumented immigrants have been villianized, despite the integral role they play in our communities. The IRS estimates that undocumented people pay over $9 billion in withheld payroll taxes annually. It is beyond time for a path to citizenship for all undocumented people in our country. Rep. AOC is fighting for a just U.S. immigration policy, where refugees are treated with humanity. For more on the Congresswoman’s work on this issue, please read on below….. ” See https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/legislation/immigration

Espaillat, Velázquez, Ocasio-Cortez Lead Push to Prioritize Immigration, Housing, Transportation in Reconciliation Package

October 8, 2021

Press Release

See https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/media/press-releases/espaillat-velazquez-ocasio-cortez-lead-push-prioritize-immigration-housing


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