Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thought's on the Funeral of Ted Kennedy
The Kennedy men in politics defined my generation and my feelings about it. I became an adult when JFK was assasinated, leaving the issues of my back yard and neighborhood and being drawn through the news into a world of violence.
RFKs death convinced me that politics was high stakes and corrupt.
TMK's death reminded me that politics is corrupt and no family or individual should invest a whole life in a type of public service that can create a dynasty of political power.
But what do I know? Thankfully the Kingdoms of this world are inferior to the Kingdom of Christ.
Like every one else, he will stand before the judgment seat of Christ to give account for the deeds done in the body, whether good or bad. I do not think the letter he got back from the Holy Father will hold much influence there. Life matters as do our deeds.
I fully expect he will find mercy there, as will we all.