The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation'

He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning [...]

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Verse of the Day: 'Helping the mighty and the weak'

Asa cried to the Lord his God, "O Lord, there is no difference for you between helping the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let no mortal prevail against you."

- 2 Chronicles 14:11

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Voice of the Day: Cornel West

Justice is what love looks like in public.
- Cornel West
From Call and Response, a documentary on global slavery.

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Verse of the Day: 'You have turned my mourning into dancing'

You have turned my mourning into dancing;
you have taken off my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy,
so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

- Psalm 30:11-12

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Voice of the Day: St. Jeanne de Chantal

Sometimes put yourself very simply before God, certain of his presence everywhere, and without any effort, whisper very softly to his sacred heart whatever your own heart prompts you to say.

- St. Jeanne de Chantal
co-founder of the Order of the Visitation (1572-1641)

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Verse of the Day: 'They do not know how to do right'

They do not know how to do right, says the Lord,
those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.
- Amos 3:10

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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

Selfishness ... feeds an insatiable hunger that first eats up everything belonging to others and then causes a creature to devour itself.

- Dom Helder Camara
Brazilian archbishop

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Verse of the Day: 'I will pour out my spirit'

I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men shall see visions.
Even on the male and female slaves,
in those days, I will pour out my spirit.
- Joel 2:28-29

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Voice of the Day: Clodovis Boff

Respect for the people's word need not mean approval for whatever they say. Any criticism becomes constructive when based on a fundamental attitude of respect and listening.

- Clodovis Boff

Catholic theologian in Brazil

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Verse of the Day: 'O guard my life'

Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
O guard my life, and deliver me;
do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
- Psalm 25:19-20

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