The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 'Why do the nations conspire'

Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
Let us burst their bonds asunder,
and cast their cords from us.

- Psalm 2:1-3

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Verse of the Day: 'the same Lord is Lord of all'

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

- Romans 10:12-13

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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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