The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Arturo Paoli

We can move in the direction of justice, but if our personal relationships don't become more human, we haven't moved in the direction of the reign of God and, in the long run, we will discover that our point of arrival is just another form of tyranny.
- Arturo Paoli

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Verse of the Day: 'Wisdom is better than jewels'

Take my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold;
for wisdom is better than jewels,
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
- Proverbs 8:10-11

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Verse of the Day: 'Do not sin'

When you are disturbed, do not sin;
ponder it on your beds, and be silent.

- Psalm 4:4-4

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Voice of the Day: Segundo Galilea

"Conversion pulls us out of our hiding places and takes us, "where we would rather not go" in following Christ."

-Segundo Galilea
Pastoral worker in Santiago, Chile

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Verse of the Day: 'What the law requires is written on their hearts'

When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.

- Romans 2:14-16

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Verse of the Day: 'What the law requires is written on their hearts'

When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.

- Romans 2:14-16

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Voice of the Day: Jorge Pixley

In the Bible, we discover the prophets and Jesus struggling against the same idols that dominate many of our churches.

- Jorge Pixley
Biblical scholar at Baptist Seminary, Nicaragua

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Voice of the Day: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

God sets out upon the humiliating path of reconciliation and thereby pronounces the world free. God wills to be guilty of our sin, and takes over the punishment and suffering sin has brought upon us. God answers for godlessness, love for hatred, the saint for the sinner. Now there is no godlessness, no hatred, no sin which God has not carried, suffered, and atoned. Now there is no reality, no world that is not reconciled and in peace with God. God did this in the beloved son Jesus Christ.

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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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