The Common Good

Verse And Voice

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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Verse of the Day: 'whoever wishes to be first'

So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

- Mark 10:42-45

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Verse of the Day: 'whoever wishes to be first'

So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

- Mark 10:42-45

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Verse of the Day: 'whoever wishes to be first'

So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

- Mark 10:42-45

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