One of the challenges each generation of the Church will encounter is the introduction of social grit into their expression of faith. Social grit is made up of the different perspectives offered by other people that affords us an opportunity to see the same issues of life and culture but from a different perspective.
Social grit is at first, abrasive and not welcomed. It feels rough as it grinds off the Hallmark card-like glossy exterior of our faith and makes it bleed. A bleeding faith is able to express its humanity in a raw and meaningful way. It also helps us recognize those who have suffered and bled in the times when our belief system failed to recognize their pain and sorrow. That revelation is the starting point of real change.