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Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: "Put Away Violence"

Thus says the Lord God: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Cease your evictions of my people, says the Lord God.

- Ezekiel 45:9

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Verse of the Day: "Put Away Violence"

Thus says the Lord God: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Cease your evictions of my people, says the Lord God.

- Ezekiel 45:9

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Verse of the Day: Strength in Weakness

Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

- 2 Corinthians 12:10

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Voice of the Day: John Trithemius

We should pray without ceasing because we cannot complete anything without God's help.

--John Trithemius
Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom, by Hugh Feiss

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Verse of the Day: Seeking the Lost

I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.
- Ezekiel 34:16
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Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

I understood that in view of my decision to give myself unreservedly to God and my neighbor, it would be absolutely necessary for me to devote space and time to prayer.

- Dom Helder Camara

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Verse of the Day: Judgement and Equality

If I have rejected the cause of my male or female slaves, when they brought a complaint against me; what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him? Did not he who made me in the womb make them? And did not one fashion us in the womb?

- Job 31:13-15
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Voice of the Day: Frederick Douglass

I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class.

- Frederick Douglass

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Voice of the Day: Mary John Mananzan

In the early Christian communities, the character of the Jesus movement found expression in the abolition of social distinctions of class, religion, race, and gender.

- Mary John Mananzan

Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma
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Verse of the Day: Justice and Righteousness

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

- Jeremiah 23:5-5

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