The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Beah Richards

Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people? - Beah Richards Beah Richards + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 4:23-24

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship [God] must worship in spirit and truth." - John 4:23-24 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Promise of Your Eternal Love

Dear God, grant us the trust and courage to say our definite "yes" to you, and to find rest in the promise of your eternal love. May the Holy Spirit help us remain steadfast in faith, to share the good news with all. Amen.
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Prayer of the Day: A Loving and Eternal Relationship

God of all faithfulness, your Son Jesus Christ reminds us that your invitation to a loving and eternal relationship is the most important truth of our faith. May all that we say and do in your Son's name reflect this essential truth. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Fannie Lou Hamer

"With the people, for the people, by the people, I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, 'cause that's what really happens." - Fannie Lou Hamer Fannie Lou Hamer + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 1 Samuel 16:6-7

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed is now before the Lord." But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." - 1 Samuel 16:6-7 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Recognizing God's Loving Invitation

God of love, may all that we do in Jesus's name guide people toward the kingdom of heaven and never away from it. We prayer for the Spirit of truth, kindness, gentleness, and wisdom to guide us as we face resistance and challenges. May God's Spirit help us to recognize God's loving invitation to fullness of life. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Chief Joseph

"Good words will not give my people good health and stop them from dying. Good words will not get my people a home where they can live in peace and take care of themselves. I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and broken promises." - Chief Joseph Chief Joseph, Nez Percé chief + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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