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Verse of the Day: Why Do You Hide?
Why, O Lord, do you stand far off?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor
let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart,
those greedy for gain curse and renounce the Lord.
- Psalm 10:1-3
Voice of the Day: Francis de Sales
We cannot help conforming ourselves to what we love.
- Francis de Sales
Verse of the Day: 'See how they conceive evil'
See how they conceive evil,
and are pregnant with mischief,
and bring forth lies.
They make a pit, digging it out,
and fall into the hole that they have made.
Their mischief returns upon their own heads,
and on their own heads their violence descends.
- Psalm 7:14-16
Voice of the Day: C.S. Lewis
Our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation.
- C.S. Lewis
Voice of the Day: Barbara Kimes Myers
Story re-orders, sifts through experience, and allows others, young children and adults alike, to hear what we think truly matters. We are constituted by the stories we tell ourselves and others. Thus stories serve an ontological purpose. Story connects us with that which lies beyond ourselves and this process makes us ask questions about the meanings of our lives. It is, in fact, a way we can begin to define what we mean when we use the term "spirituality."
- Barbara Kimes [...]
Verse of the Day: 'Do not deceive yourselves'
Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
- 1 Corinthians 3:18-19
Voice of the Day: Oscar Romero
Nothing is so important as human life, as the human person. Above all, the person of the poor and the oppressed... Jesus says that whatever is done to them he takes as done to him. That bloodshed, those deaths are beyond all politics: They touch the very heart of God.
- Oscar Romero
March 16, 1980
Verse of the Day: 'do justice and righteousness'
Did not your father eat and drink
and do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
says the Lord.
But your eyes and heart
are only on your dishonest gain,
for shedding innocent blood,
and for practicing oppression and violence.
- Jeremiah 22:15-17
Verse of the Day: Sing To The Lord
Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hands of evildoers
- Jeremiah 20:13
Voice of the Day: Rumi
I don't care if you're dead! Jesus is here, and he wants
To resurrect somebody.
Voice of the Day: Martin Luther
If Christ were coming again tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.
- Martin Luther
Verse of the Day: 'Answer me when I call'
Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me room when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?
How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?
But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.
- Psalm 4:1
Verse of the Day: "evil lies close at hand"
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that [...]
Voice of the Day: Sidney Callahan
Knowing one's self, finding one's self, and expending one's self for another are intertwined activities. Love of self, love of God, and love of neighbor are interdependent.
- Sidney Callahan
With All Our Heart and Mind
Voice of the Day: Kathleen Norris
Now that I appreciate God's anger more, I find that I trust my own much less.
- Kathleen Norris
Amazing Grace [...]
Verse of the Day: 'act justly one with another'
For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly act justly one with another, if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt, then I will dwell with you in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your ancestors forever and ever.
- Jeremiah 7:5-7
Verse of the Day: In Christ Jesus
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
- Romans 8:1-2
Voice of the Day: Robert Jewett
To watch is to be prepared for the unexpected. It is to give up the illusions of straight-line extrapolations, the silly assumption that current trends will continue. It is to abandon the calculations of the pundits about the swinging of some invisible pendulum. In this time, particularly, it is to accept the fact that life will not go on as it has. A change is in the offing, but no one knows what direction it will take. History is the realm of contingency, the unexpected. The proper [...]
Verse of the Day: Give ear to my words
Give ear to my words, O Lord;
give heed to my sighing.
Listen to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.
Voice of the Day: David E. Doiron
Whenever someone feels anger, there is a potential for powerful dignity, a sense of responsibility, and the expression of some deep personal value that has a universal rightness. This value needs acknowledgement.
Anger and Personal Power