The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: Father of Mercies

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.

- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Verse of the Day: 'do not despise one of these little ones'

"Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that [...]

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Verse of the Day: 'do not despise one of these little ones'

"Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that [...]

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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

I know how very hard it is to be rich and still keep the mild of human kindness. Money has a dangerous way of putting scales on one's eyes, a dangerous way of freezing people's hands, eyes, lips and heart.

- Dom Helder Camara
Brazilian archbishop

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Verse of the Day: Your Steadfast Love

Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love.Let them know that this is your hand; you, O Lord, have done it.Let them curse, but you will bless. Let my assailants be put to shame; may your servant be glad.

- Psalm 109:26-28

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Voice of the Day: John Trithemius

We are going to render an account to God, not only for our idle words, but also for our ill-considered silence.

--John Trithemius

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Voice of the Day: Muriel Lester

The job of the peacemaker is to stop war, to purify the world, to get it saved from poverty and riches, to heal the sick, to comfort the sad, to wake up those who have not yet found God, to create joy and beauty wherever you go, to find God in everything and in everyone.

- Muriel Lester
(1884-1968)

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Verse of the Day: Human Precepts

So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word of God. You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:
"This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines."

- Matthew 15:6-9

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Verse of the Day: Signs of the Times

The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' And in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

- Matthew 16:1-3

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Voice of the Day: Esther de Waal

An inner monologue with myself, constant chatter with others, the invasion of the spoken word through the press and television are all the ever-present realities in my daily life over which I need to exercise some sort of discipline if I am to keep any quiet inner space in which to listen to the Word.

- Esther de Waal
A Life-Giving Way [...]

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