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Voice of the Day: Arundhati Roy
The only dream worth having ... is to dream that you will live while you're alive and die only when you're dead ... To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or to complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look [...]
Verse of the Day: 'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation'
He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning [...]
Verse of the Day: 'Helping the mighty and the weak'
Asa cried to the Lord his God, "O Lord, there is no difference for you between helping the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let no mortal prevail against you."
- 2 Chronicles 14:11
Voice of the Day: Cornel West
Justice is what love looks like in public.
- Cornel West
From Call and Response, a documentary on global slavery.
Verse of the Day: 'You have turned my mourning into dancing'
You have turned my mourning into dancing;
you have taken off my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy,
so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
- Psalm 30:11-12
Voice of the Day: St. Jeanne de Chantal
Sometimes put yourself very simply before God, certain of his presence everywhere, and without any effort, whisper very softly to his sacred heart whatever your own heart prompts you to say.
- St. Jeanne de Chantal
co-founder of the Order of the Visitation (1572-1641)
Verse of the Day: 'They do not know how to do right'
They do not know how to do right, says the Lord,
those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.
- Amos 3:10
Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara
Selfishness ... feeds an insatiable hunger that first eats up everything belonging to others and then causes a creature to devour itself.
- Dom Helder Camara
Verse of the Day: 'I will pour out my spirit'
I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men shall see visions.
Even on the male and female slaves,
in those days, I will pour out my spirit.
- Joel 2:28-29
Voice of the Day: Clodovis Boff
Respect for the people's word need not mean approval for whatever they say. Any criticism becomes constructive when based on a fundamental attitude of respect and listening.
- Clodovis Boff
Catholic theologian in Brazil
Verse of the Day: 'O guard my life'
Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
O guard my life, and deliver me;
do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
- Psalm 25:19-20
Voice of the Day: Donald Dorr
The church ... cannot be content to play the part of a nurse looking after the casualties of the system. It must play an active part both in challenging the present unjust structures and in pioneering alternatives.
- Donald Dorr
Catholic missionary priest
Verse of the Day: 'In the Lord I take refuge'
In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me,
"Flee like a bird to the mountains;
for look, the wicked bend the bow,
they have fitted their arrow to the string,
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart.
If the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?"
- Psalm 11:1-3
Voice of the Day: Desmond Tutu
We are always justified and we are always sinners. We depend not on our goodness, but on the gracious mercy of God.
- Desmond Tutu
Verse of the Day: 'Do not forget the oppressed'
Rise up, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
do not forget the oppressed.
Why do the wicked renounce God,
and say in their hearts, "You will not call us to account"?
But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief,
that you may take it into your hands;
the helpless commit themselves to you;
you have been the helper of the orphan.
- Psalm 10:12-14
Voice of the Day: Isabelo Magalit
If we want to go deeper, however, desiring that as God's people we will grow together toward maturity, we must care enough to confront.
- Isabelo Magalit
Verse of the Day: 'God is my shield'
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous,
you who test the minds and hearts,
O righteous God.
God is my shield,
who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge,
and a God who has indignation every day.
- Psalm 7:9-11
Voice of the Day: Ramon Bautista
The Christian can realize union with God not only through interior prayer, but also in action.
- Ramon Bautista
Catholic priest in the Philippines
Verse of the Day: 'The days are evil'
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
- Ephesians 5:15
Voice of the Day: Jose Comblin
Far from directing understanding inwards on themselves, the experience of the Spirit launches men and women out into the world as though imbued with superhuman energy.
- Jose Comblin
Catholic theologian in Brazil