Martin Marty's column this week might be an appropriate one for the week, for it speaks of grace. He notes that when we talk about important issues, especially issues that affect human life, we tend to grab for theological language, including the language of grace. We need some of that right now as we live in an increasingly polarized and uncivil society. Whether it's the debate over same-sex marriage or the violence in Baltimore, we need some grace. Maybe the one place we're seeing it is in the global response to the tragedy in Nepal. But the question of why we have to wait for disasters to experience grace is best left for another conversation. In the meantime, I invite your to ponder Dr. Marty's commentary.