Near the end of Tuesday night’s “community engagement” conversation at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, the convener, the Rev. Carlos Taylor, asked what I’m sure he intended as a rhetorical question.
“How many people here have no faults?”
From the nearly 200 of us in the sanctuary, not a single hand went up. Rev. Taylor made his point: “We’re all flawed. We have imperfect people on all sides, but we all want Columbia to be a better community.”