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Criticizing the Good

I have been reading and watching videos of a number of faithful Catholics criticizing Harrison Butker's commencement speech. They are not all attacking him; many just say "I wish he said..." I know that they are attempting to give constructive criticism, but sadly, most of them come across as jealous (and some of them are so nit-picky that I am embarrassed for the speakers/writers).

He said what he said, find the good in it, and do not try to "one up" him. Sadly, when someone is jealous of another's "moment of fame" they often try to grab it for themselves. I do not know the hearts of those who have presented their opinion this way, but it is hard to miss how other people will hear it. In a time when we are so attacked from the outside, let us seek not to attack one another from the inside. Let us rejoice when the truth is spoken and pray that God will use it for His glory.


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