Ever since I began my conversation advocating for “The Presumption of Grace,” I’ve heard regularly from a decent number of readers whose postures range from confusion to anger.
From the Redlands, it is incredulity that I would expect them to show grace towards Gretchen Whitmer, the architects of an election they believe was at least tainted (and at worst stolen), or Joe Biden.
From the Bluelands, it is outrage that I could somehow imagine that they would even consider a presumption of grace for any member of Team Trump, starting with the man himself, with that corrosion of social trust top of mind.
I have intellectual and emotional compassion for all people who struggle to extend a presumption of grace in what are for them the hardest cases.
I am also regularly not shown grace by both Reds and Blues for that very attitude. If it weren’t for the humorous irony, I would be more upset by that double barreled phenomenon.
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