The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Corrie ten Boom

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.

- Corrie ten Boom

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Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa on the poor

We should not server the poor like they were Jesus. We should serve the poor because they are Jesus.

- Mother Teresa
In My Own Words

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Verse of the Day: 'You were bought with a price'

For whoever was called in the Lord as a slave is a freed person belonging to the Lord, just as whoever was free when called is a slave of Christ. You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of human masters.

- 1 Corinthians 7:22-23

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Verse of the Day: 'You have not obeyed me'

You yourselves recently repented and did what was right in my sight by proclaiming liberty to one another, and you made a covenant before me in the house that is called by my name; but then you turned around and profaned my name when each of you took back your male and female slaves, whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them again into subjection to be your slaves. Therefore, thus says the Lord: You have not obeyed me by granting a release to your neighbors and [...]

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Voice of the Day: Jos

Christianity ... is always in need of re-simplifying, going back to its origins, ridding itself of the excessive superstructure it has acquired through history.

- José Comblin, Catholic theologian in [...]

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Verse of the Day: Spirit of Gentleness

My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted.

- Galatians 6:1

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Voice of the Day: Etty Hillesum

That is why I must try to live a good and faithful life to my last breath; so that those who come after me do not have to start all over again.

- Etty Hillesum

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Verse of the Day: 'do not let the sun go down on your anger'

Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil.

- Ephesians 4:26-27

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Voice of the Day: Oscar Romero

Social sin is the crystallization ... of individuals' sins into permanent structures that keeps sin in being and makes its force to be felt by the majority of people.

- Oscar Romero
Salvadoran archbishop, assassinated in 1980

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Verse of the Day: Rest a While

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest awhile." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, [...]

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