Just as beauty is in the minds of the beholder, so is dirt. One man's dirt is another man's soil set to produce a magnificent harvest. This applies also to 'compromise'. Such a dirty word in some people's minds (not, of course, in the broad minds of readers here). But need it be so? Are there clean and honourable compromises? (All my own compromises, of course, are of such kind!)
But let not my words persuade you. They might be seen as, well, compromised. Rather, have a read of the thoughtful James K. A. Smith, writing at Cardus.
Building on an insight of Oliver O'Donovan's, he argues that 'faithful compromise' is possible. Starting with Jesus ... even Daniel was a compromiser ...
What do you think?
PS For cricket lovers such as myself, self-indulgent in the writings of prose masters such as Neville Cardus, I have had to check out what 'Cardus' is. Sadly, nothing to do with the great game ... but don't worry, I can "fix it" for you. Cardus is:
"Cardus (root: cardo) is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. We conduct independent and original research, produce severalpublications, and regularly stage events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S."