The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 'the Spirit helps us in our weakness'

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

- Romans 8:26-28

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Voice of the Day: Desmond Tutu

We all blossom in the presence of one who sees the good in us and who can coax the best out of us.

Desmond Tutu

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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

It is useless to dream of reforming the socioeconomic structure...as long as there is not a correspondingly deep change in our inner selves.

- Dom Helder Camara
Brazilian Catholic archbishop

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Verse of the Day: 'For you have delivered my soul from death'

For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
I walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.
I kept my faith, even when I said,
"I am greatly afflicted";
I said in my consternation,
"Everyone is a liar."

- Psalm 116:8-11

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Voice of the Day: Isabelo Magalit

The church as the community of the king must be a demonstration of the values of the kingdom. We must flesh out what it means to love one another, to do justice, to serve others.

- Isabelo Magalit
Filipina [...]

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Verse of the Day: The Body

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?

- 1 Corinthians [...]

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Voice of the Day: Gustavo Gutierrez

Discipleship is rooted in the experience of an encounter with Jesus Christ.

- Gustavo Gutierrez
Catholic theologian in Lima, Peru

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Verse of the Day: 'For the righteous will never be moved'

It is well with those who deal generously and lend,
who conduct their affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
they will be remembered forever.
They are not afraid of evil tidings;
their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord.

- Psalm 112:5-7

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Voice of the Day: Henri J.M. Nouwen

It is sad to see that, in our highly competitive and greedy world, we have lost touch with the joy of giving. We often live as if our happiness depended on having. But I don't know anyone who is really happy because of what he or she has. True joy, happiness and inner peace come from the giving of ourselves to others. A happy life is a life for others.

- Henri J.M. Nouwen
Life of the Beloved [...]

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Voice of the Day: Love

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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