The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Paul Robeson

"The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice." - Paul Robeson Paul Robeson + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 116:16-19

O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. You have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all [God's] people, in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord! - Psalm 116:16-19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Our Blindness in Sin

Sovereign God, you so loved the world that you gave your Son to die on the Cross and bring us to eternal life. Forgive us our blindness in sin, and help us always to be conscious of this wondrous love, as we seek to imitate Jesus and praise him as our heavenly King. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Robert Greenleaf

"A fresh critical look is being taken at the issues of power and authority, and people are beginning to learn, however haltingly, to relate to one another in less coercive and more creatively supporting ways." - Robert Greenleaf Robert Greenleaf + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 13:12-16

After [Jesus] had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord — and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them." - John 13:12-16 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: A Greater Knowledge of Your Love

God of care and compassion, your Son humbled himself out of love to bring us closer to you. May we strive to follow his example of servant leadership as we try to bring others to a greater knowledge of your love. Grant this to us through your Son, our master and teacher. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Mahatma Gandhi

"A genuine fast cleanses body, mind and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent sets the soul free. A sincere prayer can work wonders." - Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 3:5-8

Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." - John 3:5-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Our Ultimate Value

Almighty God, preserve us from losing sight of eternal salvation. Grant that we turn from our earthly accomplishments to give you praise and glory in our daily lives. May the love of God and salvation of Jesus Christ remain our ultimate value. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“God has identified himself with the hungry, the sick, the naked, the homeless; hunger not only for bread, but for love, for care, to be somebody to someone; nakedness, not for clothing only, but nakedness of that compassion that very few people give to the unknown; homelessness, not only just for a shelter made from stone but for that homelessness that comes from having no one to call your own.” - Mother Teresa Mother Teresa of Calcutta + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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