Principles are like prayers--noble, but awkward at a party.

Principles are like prayers–noble, but awkward at a party.

Thought after that last post I might better lighten up a little. Praise the peerage, Downton Abbey is back on PBS and the dowager countess and coterie are as quotable as ever, maybe more so. You know by now that I pray and am all for it. It’s downright essential. […]

Thought after that last post I might better lighten up a little. Praise the peerage, Downton Abbey is back on PBS and the dowager countess and coterie are as quotable as ever, maybe more so.

Principles Are Like Prayers

You know by now that I pray and am all for it. It’s downright essential. But we have to meet people where they are, literally, figuratively, and otherwise. Parties, or any purely social gathering, are not for preaching–in whatever form it might take. Save it for another time, for like-minded listeners. In the meantime, go gently. Which of course the dowager countess does not always do, but she thinks she does.

I will remind myself as I–and we–sail into 2015, that we are all walking our own paths. And just because someone is walking a path different from yours doesn’t mean you can’t still hold hands. 

Amen.

P.S. I am nervous that Mr. Bates is going to get in trouble again. Are you? What can we do?

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