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02 January 2010

From Peggy Noonan, courtesy of the Deacon's Bench...

"Maybe the most worrying trend the past 10 years can be found in this phrase: 'They forgot the mission.' So many great American institutions--institutions that every day help hold us together--acted as if they had forgotten their mission, forgotten what they were about, what their role and purpose was, what they existed to do. You, as you read, can probably think of an institution that has forgotten its reason for being. Maybe it's the one you're part of...


2 comments:

Brother Charles said...

May the criticism be for us a call to fervor rather than any veiled form of self-pity!

mtjofmcap said...

You got that right!