The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 58:5-8

Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. - Isaiah 58:5-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Recalling Our Finitude

Loving God, source and author of life, we come before you humbly to recall our finitude in face of your infinite love and mercy. Help us remember our dependance on you as we begin the journey towards the cross this Lenten season. May we follow your will as we recognize our own humanity. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Lee Maracle

"We regard words as coming from original being — a sacred spiritual being. The orator is coming from a place of prayer and as such attempts to be persuasive. Words are not objects to be wasted. They represent the accumulated knowledge, cultural values, the vision of an entire people or peoples. We believe the proof of a thing or idea is in the doing." - Lee Maracle Lee Maracle + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:13-15

"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. "You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. - Matthew 5:13-15 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Tiller of Our Soil

God of mercy, you have given us life, and tilled our soil day by day to nurture us. You grant us innumerable opportunities to do good with the graces we have recieived, and bear fruit. Please forgive the ways we have held back this love and care for others. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Anne Lamott

"We're here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don't have time to carry grudges; you don't have time to cling to the need to be right." - Anne Lamott  Anne Lamott + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 119:36-38

Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain. Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; give me life in your ways. Confirm to your servant your promise, which is for those who fear you. - Psalm 119:36-38 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Beloved Community

Lord, you call us out of captivity into the freedom of your beloved community. As we pass through the wilderness spaces of our lives, grant us ears to hear you, eyes to see you, and hearts to ache for you, that we might not turn away from the brothers and sisters who help us remember who we are. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: Marcus Garvey

"The whole world is run on bluff. No race, no nation, no man has any divine right to take advantage of others. Why allow the other fellow to bluff you?" - Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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