The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Verse of the Day: 1 Samuel 16:6-7

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed is now before the Lord." But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." - 1 Samuel 16:6-7 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
+Continue Reading

Prayer of the Day: Recognizing God's Loving Invitation

God of love, may all that we do in Jesus's name guide people toward the kingdom of heaven and never away from it. We prayer for the Spirit of truth, kindness, gentleness, and wisdom to guide us as we face resistance and challenges. May God's Spirit help us to recognize God's loving invitation to fullness of life. Amen.
+Continue Reading

Voice of the Day: Chief Joseph

"Good words will not give my people good health and stop them from dying. Good words will not get my people a home where they can live in peace and take care of themselves. I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and broken promises." - Chief Joseph Chief Joseph, Nez Percé chief + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
+Continue Reading

Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:23-25

So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. - Matthew 5:23-25 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
+Continue Reading

Prayer of the Day: Instruments of Justice

God of care and compassion, let humility be our guide in assuming our positions of service and leadership. May we be instruments of justice to uphold the rights of others. As your Son humbled himself out of love to bring us closer to you, may we strive to follow his example of servant leadership. Amen.
+Continue Reading

Voice of the Day: Ryan Herring

"Too often are poor and oppressed people (especially people of color) regarded as threats here in America, while poor and oppressed people in other countries are viewed as victims. This type of perspective is dehumanizing to people here and to people abroad. To overlook the problems here and to focus on issues elsewhere sends the message that poor and oppressed American's problems are either insignificant, unimportant, or non urgent and at the same time it leads to the objectification of the "exotic other." - Ryan Herring Ryan Herring + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
+Continue Reading

Verse of the Day: Luke 1:35-37

The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God." - Luke 1:35-37 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
+Continue Reading

Prayer of the Day: The Love of God

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 in Jesus Christ remain our ultimate value. Amen.
+Continue Reading

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 7:13-14

Then Isaiah said: "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel." - Isaiah 7:13-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
+Continue Reading

Prayer of the Day: Uplift Us Weary Mortals

God of salvation, you entered into the mess of our world. We pray that you uplift us weary mortals when we try to control our own lives. Help us see your signs and find hope in the ways you work in our lives. Amen.
+Continue Reading