The Common Good

Verse And Voice

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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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: 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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Verse of the Day: John 12:35-36

Jesus said to them, "The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light." After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them. - John 12:35-36 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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Prayer of the Day: God's Continual Light

God of repentance, remind us of your continual light. We often fall into darkness and lose sight of your bright light. May our hearts and our minds be turned from our own darkness towards your brilliance. Amen.
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Verse of the Day: Isaiah 58:5-8

Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. - Isaiah 58:5-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
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