Saturday, August 29, 2009
I am not a political person in the sense that i don't wake up and go to bed following the recent political debates. I do keep myself informed of developments so I can pray about it and be involved in whatever way proper to my state in life. I get criticized a lot because I am not vocal about many things. But not engaging in political altercations does not mean indifference. I care about issues, especially life issues, otherwise I would not have dedicated my whole life to the care of the elderly and caring for the sick. But I know my limitations and I know my place. God calls us in different ways and he has gifted each of us in different ways. I am not advocating apathy and indifference, but I cannot sympathize with someone who sees only one way to tackle an issue. Take for example the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. We all know his life, his views, his sins and flaws. We resent the irony of proclaiming himself Catholic and at the same time doing all the things which go against Catholic moral teaching. But with his death, can't we just leave him alone and leave to God the judgment of his soul? Must we tear down the grief of the family and hold suspect all the tribute given him as politically motivated? Sometimes excessive zeal can blind people! Let us respect the dead and allow the family to grieve as they must. We all have to face before the tribunal of God and give an account of our lives on earth. He will do so now and let God do the judging. I may sound naive and simplistic. I leave that judgment to the politically savvy people.
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