A humble, compassionate, patient people — that doesn’t sound much like America these days, Christian or otherwise. We’ve been infected by a nasty virus, with symptoms of impatience, selfishness and knee-jerk judgment. I see it in my clergy coaching practice, with pastors made sick by constant criticism, or turning themselves into pretzels to avoid it. We’ve seen it at the University of Montana, with faculty piling on the new president over a resume glitch. It’s infected me, too. Watch out!
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