The Common Good

Verse And Voice

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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Verse of the Day: By God's Loving Kindness

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

- Titus 5:3

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Verse of the Day: By God's Loving Kindness

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

- Titus 5:3

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Voice of the Day: Sage Bennett

You cannot love others and harbor resentments toward them at the same time. The love we are speaking of is not romantic love, but a spiritual love that views another through the eyes of compassion. Love produces a quality of life that is more enjoyable and healthy than a life with resentment and anger.

- Sage Bennett

from Wisdom Walk: Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the World's Spiritual Traditions

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Verse of the Day: Perseverance

But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act they will be blessed in their doing.

-James 1:25

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