Monday, August 31, 2009

A Thoughtful Response to the Death of Senator Kennedy

Amidst all of the memorializing and remembering of the life of Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, I was gripped by the balanced approach taken in this article that appeared in "The Leaders Notebook":

Leaders Notebook Article

Like the moving eulogy given by Teddy, Jr. at the funeral mass on Saturday, this article does not skate past the sins of Kennedy's past, but celebrates the reclamation and redemption that came from his willingness to continue in public service in the face of the humiliation and shame that followed his very public failings.

For those of us who are fellow sinners, it is a story of hope and redemption that is very heartening and encouraging.

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