The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Wendell Berry

I think an economy should be based on thrift, on taking care of things, not on theft, usury, seduction, waste, and ruin.
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Verse of the Day: 'When you beat your olive trees, do not strip what is left'

When you beat your olive trees, do not strip what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.
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Prayer of the Day: Break Our Hearts

Break our hearts, Lord, for the things that break yours. For the ways we have allowed race, class, and denominational ties to divide us, break our hearts.
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Voice of the Day: Edel Quinn

We have only this short life in which to prove our love. - Edel Quinn, Missionary of the Legion of Mary (1907-1944)
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Verse of the Day: 'This was the guilt of your sister Sodom'

This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. - Ezekiel 16:49
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Prayer of the Day: Parents

Pray that parents in developing countries will not be forced to choose between sending their children to work or sending them to school to enable the family to survive.
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Voice of the Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
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Verse of the Day: 'Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness'

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
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Prayer of the Day: Societal Renewal

Pray for societal renewal through the advocacy of voice and witness, that we would hold our national political leaders accountable to seeking the common good for our nation and the world, for all o
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Voice of the Day: Evelyn Underhill

It is useless to utter fervent petitions for that Kingdom to be established and that Will be done, unless we are willing to do something about it ourselves ...
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