Through many different streams, Emma and I have been vividly aware lately of the pain and suffering that "rightness" and legalistic judgment bring into the human experience. This quote by my favorite spiritual writer sums it up for me today.
“It is not the task of the Christian leader to go around nervously trying to redeem people, to save them at the last minute, to put them on the right track. For we are redeemed once and for all. The Christian leader is called to help others affirm this great news, and to make visible in daily events the fact that behind the dirty curtain of our painful symptoms there is something great to be seen: the face of Him in whose image we are shaped.” -Henri Nouwen