The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Prayer of the Day: Never Failing

God , we know that you never fail us. Even in our suffering and loneliness, help us to hear the whisper of your love. Be our refuge and shelter, and remind us over and over that we are your beloved children. 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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Voice of the Day: John Oliver Killens

"My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination." - John Oliver Killens John Oliver Killens + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 37:1-4

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and[God] brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. [God] led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. [God] said to me, "Mortal, can these bones live?" I answered, "O Lord God, you know." Then [God] said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. - Ezekiel 37:1-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: What Love Demands of Us

Lord, mold us and form us into the kind of people you want us to be. Be patient with us when we call short of what love demands of us. And give us patience with ourselves. Catch us in the arms of your grace. Amen. - Adapted from A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: Edward Everett Hale

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. - Edward Everett Hale Edward Everett Hale + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. - 1 John 4:18 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: In the Light of Our Identity in Christ

God of life, grant that we always live in light of our identity in Christ, as we work to proclaim your Gospel. May we have strong faith which gives us the willingness to carryout your will in Christ. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Alice Walker

"Watching you hold your hatred for such a long time I wonder: Isn’t it slippery? Might you not someday drop it on yourself? I wonder: Where does it sleep if ever? And where do you deposit it while you feed your children or sit in the lap of the one who cherishes you? There is no graceful way to carry hatred. While hidden it is everywhere." - Alice Walker - Alice Walker, from Hard Times Require Furious Dancing + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 9:24-27

So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner." He answered, "I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see." They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?" - John 9:24-27 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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