The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 'let it make peace with me.'

On that day: A pleasant vineyard, sing about it! I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it. I guard it night and day so that no one can harm it; I have no wrath. ... [L]et it cling to me for protection, let it make peace with me, let it make peace with me.

- Isaiah 27:2-5

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Verse of the Day: 'let it make peace with me.'

On that day: A pleasant vineyard, sing about it! I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it. I guard it night and day so that no one can harm it; I have no wrath. ... [L]et it cling to me for protection, let it make peace with me, let it make peace with me.

- Isaiah 27:2-5

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Verse of the Day: 'let it make peace with me.'

On that day: A pleasant vineyard, sing about it! I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it. I guard it night and day so that no one can harm it; I have no wrath. ... [L]et it cling to me for protection, let it make peace with me, let it make peace with me.

- Isaiah 27:2-5

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Voice of the Day: The Earthly Point of View

Nothing makes one so dizzy as human reasoning, which sees everything from an earthly point of view, and does not allow illumination from above. Earthly reasoning is covered with mud. Therefore, we have need of streams from above, so that, when the mud has fallen away, whatever part of the reason is pure may be carried on high and may be thoroughly imbued with the lessons taught there. This takes place when we manifest both a well-disposed soul and an upright life.

- St. John [...]

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Nice Atheists and Mean Atheists

Faithful Progressive offers this insightful comparison of religious extremists and their secular counterparts.

The historical trends which led to the rise of the simplistic and hateful religious right seem to be operating with full force among atheists as well. Simple fear has a lot to do with it, and fear is rarely the source of the best [...]

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Voice of the Day: 'If you can walk, you can dance'

If you can walk
You can dance.
If you can talk
You can sing.

- A saying from Zimbabwe

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Voice of the Day: 'If you can walk, you can dance'

If you can walk
You can dance.
If you can talk
You can sing.

- A saying from Zimbabwe

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Voice of the Day: 'If you can walk, you can dance'

If you can walk
You can dance.
If you can talk
You can sing.

- A saying from Zimbabwe

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Verse of the Day: On Pleasing the Lord

When the ways of people please the Lord, [God] causes even their enemies to be at peace with them.

- Proverbs 16:7

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Verse of the Day: 'Truth stumbles in the public square'

Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth stumbles in the public square, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and whoever turns from evil is despoiled. The Lord saw it, and it displeased [God] that there was no justice.

- Isaiah 59:14-15

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