Wednesday, August 26, 2009

St. Ted?

He sure sounds like one in this statement:

"“Edward M. Kennedy—the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply—died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port. We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him.”"

May he rest in peace.


regan said...

it's awfully hard to "rest" when it's soooo hot.....believe me, i know. it is 93 degrees upstairs.
and i bet it is hot where he is...
teehee hee...:)
but really, we should pray for all of the souls. my littlest son even prays for michael jackson. the other nite he said, "and God, please take care of michael jackson."
go figure.

Shelly said...

regan, you crack me up. and i agree w/you about the hotness he faces/ing - i pray that God's mercy is greater than my optimism :)

Anonymous said...

could you wait with your sarcasm until he is buried.

Anonymous said...

Why wait? Pretending he is (was) something he isn't (wasn't) just because he is dead would be hypocritical. If someone doesn't deserve respect when they were alive, they don't deserve it when they are dead... Actions do speak volumes. Anywho, he is dead, NOT gone. Death is just the beginning, and maybe now with the Lord's influence his eyes will opened, and he will begin to SEE. May God's mercy indeed be great, for his sake and all of ours!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I guess all of that sounds better than, "He was the most loveable, cute, chubby, drunk philanderer! He always got us laughing with his antics with waitresses and degrading women in general! Oh! And his funny way of supporting the murder of babies! What a great guy! Oh, his many accomplishments in and out of the water, with and without a bathing suit/woman that was not his wife are this day...something to reflect on with solemnity (pause for brief moment of loving remembrance). Good times, Teddy...good times!"

I think that the "sarcasm" we are guilty of wouldn't even happen if he acted even a LITTLE bit sorry about the horrible, hedonistic way he lived his life.