Thanks for the wonderfully inspiring and challenging piece by Brian McLaren (“A Bridge Far Enough?” September-October 2005). This call to genuine care for those with whom we disagree is solid gospel sense. McLaren wears those boot prints well, even though it surely sometimes hurts. I hope those of us in the Sojourners circle take his gentle spirit to heart and tone down some of our occasional haughty attitudes about conservatives. We of course don’t want to minimize the radical social ethic of the reign of God nor backpedal on the prophetic critique of our deformed culture, but we must also recall how we ourselves have been shown grace in Christ, and reach out accordingly.