I’ve heard David Brooks speak and I regularly listen to him on the PBS Newshour and read his column in the New York Times. He’s a very impressive, thoughtful, moderate Conservative. And I realize there are Neo-Cons who criticize him for reasonably discussing issues with the dreaded Libs. I don’t agree with everything he says (can’t think of anyone I agree with 100%), but Brooks sometimes surprises me with insight that we don’t often get from any of our ubiquitous pundits, Right or Left. Here’s a prime example that applies directly to relevant Chaplaincy.
*Photo: Adam lives on the street. I saw him yesterday and we shook hands. I reminded him of his painting of the house he grew up in. We put it on the wall of a local church. A houseless man painting his boyhood house. Something you only see and know and feel through presence. . .the art of presence.