Good News

Jesus brings “good news to the poor.”

What is this Good News?

Ask the poor. You will get clear and immediate answers: health, shelter, opportunity, jobs, education, etc.

The notion of common good seems to have been lost as of late in a climate of rigid partisan alignment and vitriolic debate on one social issue or another. Often there seems to be little agreement and even less tolerance to hear out and discuss differing opinions and approaches. Resolution appears elusive and civility sorely absent. In the public discourse related to public education, we cannot afford such division that will only leave our children— often poor children and children of color—as the victims. We must all appeal to those higher standards to which we hold and strive to be of the same or at least similar minds as the apostle urges.
-Rev. Garland Pierce-