The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: One's virtues must be renewed daily

To attain the promises of God, we need above all continuous exercise in the virtues; for however firm one's commitment to some good may be, if it is not renewed daily, it quickly dies out.

- John Trithemius

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Voice of the Day: One's virtues must be renewed daily

To attain the promises of God, we need above all continuous exercise in the virtues; for however firm one's commitment to some good may be, if it is not renewed daily, it quickly dies out.

- John Trithemius

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Voice of the Day: One's virtues must be renewed daily

To attain the promises of God, we need above all continuous exercise in the virtues; for however firm one's commitment to some good may be, if it is not renewed daily, it quickly dies out.

- John Trithemius

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Voice of the Day: Worship and Love

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love

- Henry Ward Beecher
Quoted in How Shall We Live by Joan Chittister, OSB.

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Verse of the Day: Judging the poor with equity

If a king judges the poor with equity, his throne will be established forever.

Proverbs 29:14-14

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Voice of the Day: 'Being a Christian means refusing all the injustices'

As Christians, we have understood that being a Christian means refusing to accept all the injustices which are committed against our people, refusing to accept the discrimination committed against a humble people who barely know what eating meat is but who are treated worse than horses.

- Rigoberta Menchu

I, Rigoberta: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

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Voice of the Day: 'Holy, holy, holy is the house of God'

Every time you pick up a piece of trash along the road, say to yourself, "Holy, holy, holy is the house of God."

Edward Hays
Quoted in How Shall We Live by Joan Chittister, OSB.

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Verse of the Day: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled'

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

- John 14:27-27

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Verse of the Day: 'Woe to you'

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.

- Matthew 23:23-23

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Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

One is not absolutely alone, one cannot live and die for oneself alone. My life and my death are not purely and simply my own business. I live by and for others, and my death involves others.

- Thomas Merton

from Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

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