Ted Kennedy has what appears to be a grave illness; a malignant brain tumor. The normal response for any public figure, especially one of such longevity as Kennedy, is, “let us pray for him.”
Pray, that is, that the senator makes a full recovery, or, failing that, that he will be given the grace, by God, to seek a peaceful end, and that he will be given the strength to face the end with dignity.
That said, I would add this prayer: that he repent of his sins against the unborn millions killed by abortion. Killed with the full and willing, and knowing consent of politicians such as Ted Kennedy, who would rather gain office than follow his church’s doctrine that all life is precious.
All life, even humans yet to be born. Even a wretch such as Ted Kennedy. May he see the light; may God help him to repent, and be forgiven.
God hates sin; but loves the sinner. This is the mantra, repeated ad nauseum in liberal churches. “Jesus is all inclusive” we might hear; “Jesus forgives all.” True enough, but missing is the absolutely required statement of turning away from one’s sins.
God hates sin; he also hates those who must know they are sinning, but refuse to turn away from their sins. Those who continue knowingly in sin are, in effect, turning away from God. It’s hard to believe that a man in public life, and a public Catholic, does not know he is in sin when he takes the positions he has taken for over 40 years.