I just finished reading two pieces on Obama and Wright. One was by Richard Land, the other by Rod Dreher.
The pieces were on different topics – Land’s more general, about the speech and about race, Dreher’s more specific, about the apparent hypocrisy of Rev. Wright’s luxurious living with his messages.
But the difference was deeper than the topics. The difference was a difference of tone. Land’s was humble and thoughtful and kind. It was the kind of piece that moves a discussion forward by alienating no one, by casting no stones.
I hope my writing and my thinking can have that same graciousness.