samedi, janvier 11, 2014

The real world, and those who live in it

It would be too easy to dismiss the two writers here as self-satisfied polemicists. But, as exasperated as I am by their rhetoric, I can't quite do so. Sadly, I think their "top-down," often patronizing tone is typical of the kind of spiritual leadership we often see in public life (the fact that the two concerned are men doesn't make this easier to swallow).

Don't you think we need sages who will talk WITH us...not AT each other?

Who will treat us as adults trying to make difficult decisions, not think of us as pawns on a chessboard?

Where are the leaders who have inhabited the difficult places in which we often find ourselves?

Where are the women and men who help find solutions...instead of signing on with the problem?

Feel free to comment, please.

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