The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Ralph Sockman

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder.
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Verse of the Day: 'The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.'

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.
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Voice of the Day: Hamilton Wright Mabie

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. - Hamilton Wright Mabie
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Verse of the Day: 'My covenant of peace shall not be removed'

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,
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Voice of the Day: John F. Kennedy

What kind of peace do we seek? ... Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave.
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Verse of the Day: 'Here am I, the servant of the Lord'

Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." - Luke 1:38
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Voice of the Day: Alice Walker

Our own small stone of activism, which might not seem to measure up to the rugged boulders of heroism we have so admired, is a paltry offering toward the building of an edifice
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Verse of the Day: 'I myself will search for my sheep'

For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.
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Voice of the Day: Frederick Buechner

The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.
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Verse of the Day: 'For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life'

Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.
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