The Common Good

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Verse of the Day: You Shall Purse Justice

Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

-Deuteronomy [...]
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Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton on Nonviolence

Very often people object that nonviolence seems to imply passive acceptance of injustice and evil and therefore that it is a kind of cooperation with evil. Not at all. The genuine concept of nonviolence implies not only active and effective resistance to evil but in fact a more effective resistance... But the resistance which is taught in the Gospel is aimed not at the evil-doer but at evil in its source.

- Thomas Merton
from Passion For Peace

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Verse of the Day: The Kingdom of God

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

- Romans 14:17

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Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister on Hospitality

To practice hospitality in our world, it may be necessary to evaluate all the laws and all the promotions and all the invitation lists of corporate and political society from the point of view of the people who never make the lists. Then hospitality may demand that we work to change things.

- Joan Chittister
from Wisdom Distilled from the Daily

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Verse of the Day: 'So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth'

[God] frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. [God] takes the wise in their own craftiness; and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end. They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as in the night. But [God] saves the needy from the sword of their mouth, from the hand of the mighty. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.

- Job 5:12-16

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Verse of the Day: 'The Almighty will not pervert justice'

God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.

- Job 34:12-12

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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: 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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