The Common Good

Prayer of the Day: Civility

In all of our interactions: Teach us humility, Lord, that we may consider others better than ourselves. Teach us grace, Lord, that we may offer to others the same gift your offered us. Teach us patience, Lord, that we might be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Teach us to speak truth in love, Lord. All for your glory, and that your kingdom might be advanced. Amen.
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I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

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