The Common Good

In light of this week's horrific events and disappointing news — from the Boston bombings to the West, Texas tragedy, cowardice in Washington and failure of politicians — what gives you hope for the common good? 

Marti Fritzen

by: Marti Fritzen

05-03-2013 @ 5:12pm

The love shown, and only be
the God's LOVE to and in all
people in such catastrophes.


by: bhook

04-18-2013 @ 4:52pm

The marathon runners who ran two miles after running a marathon to give blood to victims of the Boston attacks — and also Jesus.


by: jtupper

04-18-2013 @ 4:44pm

Each week, my church takes time to light a lamp and pray for peace, calling to mind an event in the world or story of a leader who brought her/his people to a place of justice. The small flame reminds me that even if our movements seem week, our faith teaches us that we are strong.

An example from the past week... As disappointed as I am in the Senate's vote yesterday, I remember the gun violence display that Sojourners put up (3,300 crosses and other symbols to represent the gun deaths since Newtown), and how each person who saw it was deeply moved. Seeing video footage of the crosses/other symbols in the wind reminded me that though they seemed weak, they were strong.  That base goodness that passersby displayed helps me see the longer arc of the entire story.


by: nashleigh

04-18-2013 @ 4:40pm

My faith proclaims that evil does not have the last word.  Every day I see people acting in love and that is far more powerful than any lobbyist, politician or act of evil.

Deborah Hall

by: Deborah Hall

04-18-2013 @ 4:32pm

The people I meet, each and every day.  The real ones, not beholden to corperate interests, the NRA, or any of the myraid other things that make people act inhuman.  The ones that try to live good and decent lives, and share the Golden Rule thru their actions


by: Lynda Anderson

04-18-2013 @ 4:25pm

The images of the people running towards the danger to help in anyway they could.