The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Frederick Douglass

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.
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Verse of the Day: 'One does not live by bread alone'

The tempter came and said to [Jesus], "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." But he answered, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread a
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Voice of the Day: Lillian Smith

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives; it is the only way we can leave the future open.
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Voice of the Day: T.S. Eliot

Blessèd sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden, Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
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Verse of the Day: 'I who am but dust and ashes'

Abraham answered, "Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes." - Genesis 18:27
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Verse of the Day: 'Be strong, and let your heart take courage'

Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
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Voice of the Day: Moses Maimonides

Hope is belief in the plausibility of the possible, not only the necessity of the probable.
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Verse of the Day: 'Their hearts are far from me'

He said to them, "Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they w
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Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

Humility is what gives us the vision to look upon our world with fresh eyes.
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Verse of the Day: 'Turn from their ways and live'

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord God, and not rather that they should turn from their ways and live?
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