The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Hildegard of Bingen

"Rivers of living water are to be poured out over the whole world, to ensure that people, like fishes caught in a net, can be restored to wholeness." - Bingen Hildegard of Hildegard of Bingen + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 30:16

If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in [God's] ways, and observing [God's] commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. - Deuteronomy 30:16 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: God's Presence in the Ordinary

God of healing, may your miraculous signs in our world inspire us to deeper faith to see your presence in the ordinary. Give us faith to always see hopeful possibility in the light of your grace. Amen.
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Prayer of the Day: The Fruit of God's Work

Lord God, when the hungry are fed, the sick healed, the lonely made family, the outcast brought in, the sinner forgiven, the tyrant transformed, and the enemy reconciled, we know your work by the fruit it produces. May our lives bear fruit worthy of your name. Amen. -Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Voice of the Day: Fred Rogers

“Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” - Fred Rogers  Fred Rogers + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:39-42

But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you. - Matthew 5:39-42 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Voice of the Day: Corazon Aquino

"Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice." - Corazon Aquino Corazon Aquino + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Psalm 51:14-17

Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. - Psalm 51:14-17 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Ready to Encounter the Lord

God of justice, we pray that we may always point to the love of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. May we come readily to encounter the Lord in reconciliation and find joy, peace, and conversion of heart through confessing our sins. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Ingrid Washinawatok

 "Unlock the silence and let us speak to the world." - Ingrid Washinawatok Ingrid Washinawatok + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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