Countless commentators and pundits have penned articles giving advice in the category of “where do we go from here” after the national elections. Very few have mentioned the importance of coming together around the idea of the common good. That’s why we appreciated this piece from Christian leader Jim Wallace, in which he writes:
The prerequisite for solving the deepest problems this country and the world now face is a commitment to a very ancient idea whose time has urgently come: the common good. How do we work together, even with people we don’t agree with? How do we treat each other, especially the poorest and most vulnerable? How do we take care of not just ourselves, but also one another? Only by inspiring a spiritual and practical commitment to the common good can we rescue and redeem our politics.