One of my favorite characters in any Pixar film is the food critic in Ratatouille. Here is a portion of his final monologue:
In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations - and the new needs friends.
The new needs friends. I like that.
I love this Brad! I feel this way about church-stuff. The old has many friends—as is appropriate—but the new could use a little love every once in a while.