I am becoming an ever bigger fan of Walt Mueller. He has just published a remarkable little article about the “Day of Silence“. So many of us respond to these kinds of things “off the cuff” without thinking about why a Day of Silence would exist. I think we can learn much from what Walt writes here. We as parents, pastors, and mentors need to respond with grace, mercy, and love. We are called by God to communicate truth in love. We as evangelicals tend to be really good at truth and not so great at love. The gospel of Jesus calls us to both.