The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 37:1-4

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and[God] brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. [God] led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. [God] said to me, "Mortal, can these bones live?" I answered, "O Lord God, you know." Then [God] said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. - Ezekiel 37:1-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: What Love Demands of Us

Lord, mold us and form us into the kind of people you want us to be. Be patient with us when we call short of what love demands of us. And give us patience with ourselves. Catch us in the arms of your grace. Amen. - Adapted from A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: Edward Everett Hale

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. - Edward Everett Hale Edward Everett Hale + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. - 1 John 4:18 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: In the Light of Our Identity in Christ

God of life, grant that we always live in light of our identity in Christ, as we work to proclaim your Gospel. May we have strong faith which gives us the willingness to carryout your will in Christ. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Alice Walker

"Watching you hold your hatred for such a long time I wonder: Isn’t it slippery? Might you not someday drop it on yourself? I wonder: Where does it sleep if ever? And where do you deposit it while you feed your children or sit in the lap of the one who cherishes you? There is no graceful way to carry hatred. While hidden it is everywhere." - Alice Walker - Alice Walker, from Hard Times Require Furious Dancing + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 9:24-27

So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner." He answered, "I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see." They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?" - John 9:24-27 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Draw Closer to Us

God of life and death, beginning and end, stay close to us. May you shine the light of your love into the darkest places of our lives. Help us to understand the ways you give our lives meaning. Draw closer to us. Amen.
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 32:4-6

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them. - Psalm 32:4-6 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Do Good with the Graces Received

God of mercy, you have given us life, and tilled our soil day by day to nurture us. You grant us innumerable opportunities to do good with the graces we have received, and bear fruit. Please forgive the ways we have held back this love and care from others. Foster repentance in our hearts, growth in our faith, and love for the Lord. Amen.
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