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Remembering The Other’s Humanity

This morning, I read the news that Beau Biden, son of Vice President Biden, died yesterday from brain cancer.  The younger Biden was a lawyer, an officer in the National Guard, and served his state of Delaware as Attorney General.  It appears that he dedicated his life to serving his state and country, no matter what his politics were, and I respect that.

We have become polarized, almost balkanized, when it comes to politics in America.  We aren’t at the point where vitriol easily gives way to violence, but frequent attacks, both ideological and personal, come from both sides.

But when something like this happens to someone on the other side, we need to take a moment to think about the pain the Vice President and his family are going through now, not the differences we have with him.  We need to remember that but for the grace of God, it could be any one of us burying our child, our spouse, our parent.

No matter what our differences, we are still human beings, created in the beauty and love of a forgiving maker, and we owe it to each other and to ourselves to remember that.

Please join me in keeping the Vice President, his son, and their family in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.  The time for politics and arguing will come, but right now, we need to be more than what we have become.

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  1. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Till Valhalla.

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