“A commitment to the common good…”

The historic definition of the “common good” is the most good for all people. But today this definition has a competitor called the “public interest.” In this presupposed progressive view, the most good for the most people is all that matters. Only one word changed but the implications are enormous. A commitment to the common good demands we value the elderly, the disabled, the unborn and those unlike us. It’s an old, rooted conception being lost on a generation consumed with progress.

-Gabe Lyons, “To Cade and the Eight Percent”

Author: David Swanson

Pastor of New Community Covenant Church in Bronzeville. Collecting signs of life.

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