Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: September 28, 2015 – Today’s focus: The Common Good

Common Good

The Common Good. Whether you follow an organized religion, are or are not a religious person, one cannot help but be inspired by the visit of Pope Francis. His words are ecumenical.

He spoke of pragmatism, courage, intelligence and resolve, business as a noble vocation and several mentions of the common good. Below are some highlights from the Pope’s address to the U.S. Congress.

  • As legislators you are to grow the Nation
  • You are the face of the Nation’s people
  • Demanding the pursuit of the common good is the chief aim of politics
  • Summon the courage and intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises
  • Let us now resolve to live as nobly and as justly as possible
  • Remember the Golden Rule
  • Business is a noble vocation aimed at producing wealth and improving the world
  • A good political leader always opts to initiate process rather than possessing spaces
  • It is difficult to judge the past by the criteria of the present
  • God Bless America

You can see the full-prepared text for the address to the U.S. Congress here.

No matter what you believe about religion or think about Pope Francis, I never met anyone who was indifferent toward the common good. That’s what leadership is all about, what is right not who is right.