Friday, March 21, 2008

The Context

Sour candy provides a jolt to the senses but does nothing to nourish the body. Likewise, recent soundbites of Jeremiah Wright shock our sensibilities but they have done nothing to nourish our understanding of the core message from which they are clipped.

Even within their context, the bites are hard to take but will you have enough courage to take time to hear them in a fuller context?

Is it not possible to love your country SO MUCH that you find it not only possible but necessary to look for and name her failures and shortcomings. Is it unpatriotic to recognize our weaknesses and work for a "more perfect union"?

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