The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Elisabeth Elliot

"One way to begin to see how vastly indulgent we usually are is to fast. It is a long day that is not broken by the usual three meals. One finds out what an astonishing amount of time is spent in the planning, purchasing, preparing, eating, and cleaning up of meals." - Elisabeth Elliot Elisabeth Elliot + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Joel 2:12-13

Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD, your God, for [God] is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. - Joel 2:12-13 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: William Law

"All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor our precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world, manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in such variety so much of its own nature." - William Law  William Law + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Romans 5:16-17

And the free gift is not like the effect of the one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings justification. If, because of the one man's trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. - Romans 5:16-17 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Merciful Love

God of forgiveness, we come before you seeking your merciful love. May we be aware of our need for forgivenes, as we seek to also forgive others. Help us open our minds to see you in the world. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Catherine of Siena

"To the servant of God every place is the right place, and every time is the right time." - Catherine of Siena Catherine of Siena + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Genesis 12:1-3

Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." - Genesis 12:1-3 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: God of Grace and Glory

God of grace and glory, you fling the stars into the heavens; you see every sparrow fall. Deepen our trust in the mystery of your power shining through Christ Jesus, that we may live your love for the world. Amen. - Adapted from Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book
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Voice of the Day: Shadrach Kabango

"It's in death and new life when love is made. It's when you're unashamed and finally unafraid. When you confront the pain, face death, and you'll see in the end, only love remains." - Shadrach Kabango Shadrach Kabango + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Matthew 6:19-21

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:19-21 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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