Tomorrow Brings Understanding

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


To teach his class about perspective, a journalism professor stood with his nose pressed against the whiteboard. He said: "In a tragedy or a breaking crisis, we are THIS close to the story. We report the news as it happens and the public can only react."

The professor then strode to the center of the large room, turned, and faced the whiteboard. He said, "As the crisis subsides, we gain time and distance. Passions calm. Anxiety fades. We begin to analyze and understand the crisis within a larger context."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Journalism is only the first draft of history—not the whole story. Be patient. Today brings events—tomorrow brings better perspective in the high calling of our daily work.