Reverend Al: “The Irrelevant Life”
For those interested in Middlebury College’s liberal misguidedness or the topic of diversity, I have a followup on the Reverend Al’s visit on my blog today. But this short piece is for Red Staters:
Al Sharpton’s words provoked. For me, they alternately angered, bored, and inspired me to write about my principles. But no words troubled me more than these:
“For a clergyman, the hardest role is to preach the funeral of the irrelevant person.”
The faith that I have recently reconnected with has taught me some humility. So, I know I’m not really ready to write about this. I know, as a Christian, it’s not the way I ever would want to inspire children to service. (Stirring college kids to activism, is not an unworthy goal. )
Anyway, that’s how Al put it. I don’t yet know how to express my reaction. I’d be interested in what Red Staters think. I will be discussing it with my pastor. Maybe I’ll interview him, since I didn’t get to interview Al.