The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Mahatma Gandhi

"A genuine fast cleanses body, mind and soul. It crucifies the flesh and to that extent sets the soul free. A sincere prayer can work wonders." - Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: John 3:5-8

Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." - John 3:5-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Our Ultimate Value

Almighty God, preserve us from losing sight of eternal salvation. Grant that we turn from our earthly accomplishments to give you praise and glory in our daily lives. May the love of God and salvation of Jesus Christ remain our ultimate value. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“God has identified himself with the hungry, the sick, the naked, the homeless; hunger not only for bread, but for love, for care, to be somebody to someone; nakedness, not for clothing only, but nakedness of that compassion that very few people give to the unknown; homelessness, not only just for a shelter made from stone but for that homelessness that comes from having no one to call your own.” - Mother Teresa Mother Teresa of Calcutta + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Ephesians 5:8-10

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light- for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. - Ephesians 5:8-10 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: Never Failing

God , we know that you never fail us. Even in our suffering and loneliness, help us to hear the whisper of your love. Be our refuge and shelter, and remind us over and over that we are your beloved children. Amen.
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Voice of the Day: John Oliver Killens

"My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination." - John Oliver Killens John Oliver Killens + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
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Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 37:1-4

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and[God] brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. [God] led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. [God] said to me, "Mortal, can these bones live?" I answered, "O Lord God, you know." Then [God] said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. - Ezekiel 37:1-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: What Love Demands of Us

Lord, mold us and form us into the kind of people you want us to be. Be patient with us when we call short of what love demands of us. And give us patience with ourselves. Catch us in the arms of your grace. Amen. - Adapted from A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
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Prayer of the Day: In the Light of Our Identity in Christ

God of life, grant that we always live in light of our identity in Christ, as we work to proclaim your Gospel. May we have strong faith which gives us the willingness to carryout your will in Christ. Amen.
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