As people of faith, we value a budget that will help guarantee everyone 'their daily bread'. As Luther describes in his Small Catechism, this means that people should have access to the basic necessities of life. We need a state budget that promotes good health, access to food, a quality education, and safe communities.
Did you watch the debate on Sunday? I think it is time that the faith-community help re-center public discourse in America back to issues that matter - feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and welcome to the stranger and orphan.