The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Henri Nouwen

Does the compassionate life not demand that we be present to those who suffer; does it not require that we enter into solidarity with the poor, oppressed, and downtrodden; does
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Verse of the Day: 'How often should I forgive?'

Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?
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Voice of the Day: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

We are all bound up together in one great bundle of humanity, and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse in its own soul.
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Voice of the Day: Saint Basil

If one had taken what is necessary to cover one's needs and had left the rest to those who are in need, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need.
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Verse of the Day: 'You have despised my holy things'

Father and mother are treated with contempt in you; the alien residing within you suffers extortion; the orphan and the widow are wronged in you.
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Verse of the Day: 'Which commandment is the first of all?'

One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that [Jesus] answered them well, he asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus
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Voice of the Day: Dorothy Day

The final word is love. - Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness
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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

Watch how you live. Your lives may be the only gospel your sisters and brothers will ever read. - Dom Helder Camara,
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Verse of the Day: 'You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice'

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord,
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Verse of the Day: 'Hands that shed innocent blood'

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
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