The Common Good

Real people are not fiscal policies

Whatever the legal and economic technicalities of the "fiscal cliff" situation, one thing is clear: None of us can isolate oneself from our connection to the well-being of our neighbors.

There are myriad projections of what Sojourners' Jim Wallis calls "the arithmetic of protecting the poor." As legislators and leaders deliberate these, I ask that we put faces on the numbers by considering seven people whose lives MIFA's support impacts every day.

Let's go together on a Meals on Wheels route and visit seven homebound seniors.