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The Public Good: "seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you"

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The idea of working and praying for the Common Good, as expressed by the prophet Jeremiah...I'm particularly touched by the expression of the private good in the context of the larger common good -- as the city prospers, so will you...

"This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: "Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters....Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."

Jeremiah 29:3-7

Bush and Congress Approvals Drop

Monday, July 03, 2006