Stories are what change the world, more than just ideas. And that's what I am seeing and hearing on the road -- stories that will change people for the common good. Nobody outside of Washington trusts Washington because there are no more human stories -- just money and the calculations of power.
But even Washington can be affected by the stories outside of Washington -- take immigration reform for example, which will happen despite the political paralysis. People of faith are telling their stories of conversion to what their Bibles say about "the stranger." They are telling stories of new relationships with their "undocumented" brothers and sisters. And their stories are changing Washington.
So rather than just offer you more "ideas" about the common good, we are going to offer you some stories about how ordinary people are creating it.