TO REDEEM AND PREVENT THE FALL FROM GRACE

THE PAST YEAR has included plenty of news about the politician, the clergyman, the celebrity, caught in less than honest or moral behavior. And the cry that goes out for those who "fall from grace" is rarely one of compassion.

But society may set itself and its leaders up for that fall. We expect much of those in the spotlight. We look to them to solve our problems and serve our needs for leadership, counseling, entertainment. We see them as larger than life, only to be disappointed when they struggle, just as we all do, with human failings.

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February 19, 2007
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