The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: James Cone

You have to be black, with a knowledge of the history of this country, to know what America means to black persons. You also have to know what it means to be a nonperson, a nothing, a person with no past, to know what black power is all about. Survival as a person means not only food and shelter, but also belonging to a community that remembers and understands the meaning of its past. - James Cone James Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 15: 3-5

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises a parent’s instruction, but the one who heeds admonition is prudent. - Proverbs 15:3-5 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Life-giving Spirit

Almighty God, the miracle of your life-giving Spirit surrounds us. Forgive us the ways we overlook your presence, and grant us eyes of faith to see you accompany us each day. We turn daily to you. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Osheta Moore

"We need to clear out space to make way for the kingdom roots of God’s shalom that Jesus, our common Lord, lived and died violently for. His blood seeped into the ground to create a new way of being that’s marked by unity, sacrificially loving one another, and eagerly empowering every single image-bearer — regardless of the color of their skin." - Osheta Moore Osheta Moore + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 2:1-3

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. - 1 Corinthians 2:1-3 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: O Children of Light

Rise up, O children of Light, and let us give glory to the Lord who alone can save our souls. O Lord, as you withdraw sleep from the eyes of our body, grant us wakefulness of mind so that we may stand before you in awe and sing your praises worthily. - Syrian Orthodox Prayer
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Voice of the Day: Ella Baker

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become a part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed. This means that we are going to have to learn to think in radical terms. I use the term radical in its original meaning—getting down to and understanding the root cause. It means facing a system that does not lend itself to your needs and devising means by which you change that system. - Ella Baker Ella Baker + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 112:6-9

For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor; their righteousness endures forever; their horn is exalted in honor. - Psalm 112:6-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Christ's Hands

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ's compassion to the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless people now. Amen. - Teresa of Avila
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Voice of the Day: Drew Hart

"As we remember, let us not do so in despair, but instead let’s commit to digging deeper in our organizing, resistance, and struggle against white supremacy and anti-blackness. I am more convinced than ever in the Way of the Lamb whose victory will have the last word." - Drew Hart Drew Hart + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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