The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: On Blessings

Could there be anything more blessed than to imitate on earth the ring-dance of the angels and at dawn to raise our voices in prayer and by hymns and songs to glorify the rising Creator?

- St. Basil
Bishop of Caesarea (4th Century)

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Verse of the Day: 'the flesh is weak'

Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

- Matthew 26:41

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Verse of the Day: 'the flesh is weak'

Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

- Matthew 26:41

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Voice of the Day: On Prophets

We still need prophets to summon us back to the spiritual roots of wholeness and peace. We still need broadcasters of God's word and magnifiers of God's truth, so that we will understand and turn and be healed.

Kenneth L. Waters, [...]

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Verse of the Day: 'he is Lord of all'

Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all."

- Acts 10:34-36

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Verse of the Day: 'we bring good news'

"Friends, why are you doing this? We are mortals just like you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. In past generations he allowed all the nations to follow their own ways; yet he has not left himself without a witness in doing good--giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with joy."

- Acts [...]

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Voice of the Day: Pascal On Religion

People never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

- Blaise Pascal

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Verse of the Day: Redeemed by Justice

Zion shall be redeemed by justice,
and those in her who repent, by righteousness.

- Isaiah 1:27

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Voice of the Day: 'beautiful fields of the righteous'

No sorrowful tears, no beating of the breast
For a safe repose has taken me. I dance
Ring dances with the blessed saints
In the beautiful fields of the righteous.

Ancient Christian tomb inscription

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Verse of the Day: On Violence

Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword."

- Matthew 26:52-52

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