Faith and Humility

This is from a few weeks ago but it worth paying attention to, though it is a small moment of grace in the generally depressing atmosphere that surrounds those of us here near our nation's capital.  The always thoughtful E. J. Dionne writes of Senator Chris Coons' address to The Secular Coalition of America in the Washington Post: of the bigotry on all sides and the great chasm the secular and the religious find themselves staring across.  We are in a time when disagreement becomes dehumanizing.  If we are ever to reach one another again, Senator Coons is right--the path lies through greater humility.