The Common Good

10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World

Date: June 6, 2013

After traveling the country this spring -- while keeping an eye on Washington, D.C. -- I am more convinced than ever that our personal decisions, choices, and commitments will change the world more than our politics. The message in the Epilogue to On God's Side says this as well as I could do again. It's short and very practical. Here it is:

The common good and the quality of our life together will finally be determined by the personal decisions we all make. The "commons" -- those places where we come together as neighbors and citizens to share public space -- will never be better than the quality of human life, or the human flourishing, in our own lives and households.

Here are ten personal decisions you can make to help foster the common good.