Yesterday the Owl delivered himself of a post entitlted “Perils of Lay Leadership” that was not well thought out. It did not sufficiently acknowledge the depth of commitment, the self-examination, or the profoundly preyerful work that many lay leaders devote to the church. Our reader Carol justly criticized the item for these faults. I know she speaks from long and costly experience. I hope she and my other readers will allow me to apologize.