The Common Good

No Anger Without Alternatives

On Sunday I joined the Dean of the National Cathedral, Samuel T. Lloyd III, for a forum on the intersection of faith and politics in the midst of the economic crisis that you can watch on their Web site. Among other things, we discussed how the nation should respond to this crisis and, on a deeper level, what are the ways that we as Christians are called to lead.

I also preached later that morning at the Sunday service, and the sermon is also available on the Cathedral Web site. In my sermon, I referred to an event last Thursday night -- you might have missed it -- but there was a happening and a shift that I hope we all will soon feel. Some likened it to the storming of the Bastille, crates of tea thrown into Boston harbor, a populist uprising. Some spoke of King Lear's dark fool who spoke truth to power when all others were mute, others likened it a prophet in the wilderness, and others finally breathed a sigh of relief as they heard plainly spoken

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