The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 'God is my shield'

O let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous,
you who test the minds and hearts,
O righteous God.
God is my shield,
who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge,
and a God who has indignation every day.

- Psalm 7:9-11

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Voice of the Day: Ramon Bautista

The Christian can realize union with God not only through interior prayer, but also in action.

- Ramon Bautista
Catholic priest in the Philippines

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Verse of the Day: 'The days are evil'

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

- Ephesians 5:15

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Voice of the Day: Jose Comblin

Far from directing understanding inwards on themselves, the experience of the Spirit launches men and women out into the world as though imbued with superhuman energy.

- Jose Comblin
Catholic theologian in Brazil

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Verse of the Day: 'Repent'

From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

- Matthew 4:17

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Voice of the Day: Thaddee Matura

Jesus calls to himself those who are overburdened and offers them rest, but he does not blunt the cutting edge of his demands.

- Thaddee Matura
Franciscan scholar and theologian

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Voice of the Day: Alvaro Barreiro

There can be no evangelization without incarnation.

- Alvaro Barreiro
Brazilian Catholic theologian

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Verse of the Day: 'The Lord accepts my prayer'

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my supplication;
the Lord accepts my prayer.

- Psalm 6:8-9

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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

Instead of being so eager to reform others, let us first make a serious effort to bring about out own revival.

- Dom Helder Camara
Brazilian archbishop

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Verse of the Day: 'Do not withold good'

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.
- Proverbs 3:27-27

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