The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 'See how they conceive evil'

See how they conceive evil,
and are pregnant with mischief,
and bring forth lies.
They make a pit, digging it out,
and fall into the hole that they have made.
Their mischief returns upon their own heads,
and on their own heads their violence descends.

- Psalm 7:14-16

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Voice of the Day: C.S. Lewis

Our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation.

- C.S. Lewis

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Voice of the Day: Barbara Kimes Myers

Story re-orders, sifts through experience, and allows others, young children and adults alike, to hear what we think truly matters. We are constituted by the stories we tell ourselves and others. Thus stories serve an ontological purpose. Story connects us with that which lies beyond ourselves and this process makes us ask questions about the meanings of our lives. It is, in fact, a way we can begin to define what we mean when we use the term "spirituality."

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Verse of the Day: 'Do not deceive yourselves'

Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

- 1 Corinthians 3:18-19

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Voice of the Day: Oscar Romero

Nothing is so important as human life, as the human person. Above all, the person of the poor and the oppressed... Jesus says that whatever is done to them he takes as done to him. That bloodshed, those deaths are beyond all politics: They touch the very heart of God.

- Oscar Romero
March 16, 1980

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Verse of the Day: 'do justice and righteousness'

Did not your father eat and drink
and do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
says the Lord.
But your eyes and heart
are only on your dishonest gain,
for shedding innocent blood,
and for practicing oppression and violence.

- Jeremiah 22:15-17

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Verse of the Day: Sing To The Lord

Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hands of evildoers

- Jeremiah 20:13

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Voice of the Day: Rumi

I don't care if you're dead! Jesus is here, and he wants
To resurrect somebody.

- Rumi

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Voice of the Day: Martin Luther

If Christ were coming again tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.

- Martin Luther

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Verse of the Day: 'Answer me when I call'

Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me room when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?
How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?
But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

- Psalm 4:1

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