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On disappointment

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Yes, I love the Church -- Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail


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Yes, disappointment. Tomorrow evening I'm leading a discussion on "the good news." When I do this sort of thing, I often think of those who know me best, many of whom do not belong to the Church or "believe" as I do. (In other words: my example has failed to convert them.) I can almost hear them ask, "What has his good news got him? Is he better than the rest? Is he happier? Is he more loving?" Sadly, I can't say I am, necessarily. I know my flaws all too well. But at the same time, I know I am a better me because of my faith (it could be worse, people!), and I couldn't do without it. That's something, a splendid something, and I don't hesitate to recommend it.