The things you stumble across on the internet.
The things, maybe, you were meant to find.
We need the honesty and courage to consider with an open mind and heart points of view that challenge our beliefs — even our deepest, most cherished identity-forming beliefs. We need the intellectual humility to recognize our own fallibility — and that, too, requires honesty and courage.
This piece has not garnered anything like the attention it deserves.
Apparently, a statement that is not about drawing blood or scoring points for a particular “side” is not interesting enough—or perhaps just not clickable enough—to be given the attention it deserves.
Thanks to Elizabeth Scalia, a Benedictine Oblate who wrote about it.
Social ennui aside, one can’t help but wonder, how do they do it? Black man, white man; progressive, conservative—how do West and George manage to come together to deliver the stabilizing pylons upon which something fine and lasting may be built?
On paper, particularly in an age of identity-everything, it should not work, and yet the two men are fast friends who manage to be frank in their disagreements and yet manage a warm and constructive relationship that builds on where they agree and—when they take their thoughts public, as they did last week—works to the benefit of us all.
It’s extraordinary, and I invite you to read the whole piece: Honesty & Courage.