Fear not, thou mother of the children: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.
 For thy help will I send my servants Esau and Jeremy, after whose counsel I have sanctified and prepared for thee twelve trees laden with divers fruits,
 And as many fountains flowing with milk and honey, and seven mighty mountains, whereupon there grow roses and lilies, whereby I will fill thy children with joy.
 Do right to the widow, judge for the fatherless, give to the poor, defend the orphan, clothe the naked,
 Heal the broken and the weak, laugh not a lame man to scorn, defend the maimed, and let the blind man come into the sight of my clearness.
 Keep the old and young within thy walls.
Friday, May 1, 2015
2 Esdras 2:17-22 RSV (Apocrypha)(Esdras=Ezra, 1st century A.D.)
 Fear not, thou mother of the children: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord.