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Sojourner’s Verse and Voice – 30 December 2020

December 30, 2020
Verse of the day 
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.  

– Proverbs 29:7 (NIV) 
Voice of the day 
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.    

– Saint Augustine 
Prayer of the day 
Lord, may our work to meet immediate needs not be where our work ends. May we also be dedicated to the work necessary to create a just world where everyone has what they need.   
4 Comments
  1. Thank you for the post.

    The quotation from St Augustine has sent me scurrying on an unsuccessful attempt to track down the source of the quote from his writings. Do you by any chance have readily at hand the source of this quote?

    • I scurried as well and all I discovered that it is attributed to him. The source is disputed according to several articles I found.

      • Thank you for the results of your digging. I’m going to translate it back into Latin and then try an internet search using some of the Latin terms. (My first degrees were in Latin and Greek.)

      • Hopefully that may yield some results!

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