Psalm 72: Read today by Kara Kennedy at her father’s service.
1 Endow the king with your justice, O God,the royal son with your righteousness.
2 May he judge your people in righteousness,your afflicted ones with justice.
3 May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,the hills the fruit of righteousness.
4 May he defend the afflicted among the peopleand save the children of the needy;may he crush the oppressor.
5 May he endure [a] as long as the sun,as long as the moon, through all generations.
6 May he be like rain falling on a mown field,like showers watering the earth.
7 In his days may the righteous flourishand prosperity abound till the moon is no more.
8 May he rule from sea to seaand from the River [b] to the ends of the earth.
9 May the desert tribes bow before himand his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shoresbring tribute to him.May the kings of Sheba and Sebapresent him gifts.
11 May all kings bow down to himand all nations serve him.
12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out,the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity on the weak and the needyand save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence,for precious is their blood in his sight.
15 Long may he live!May gold from Sheba be given him.May people ever pray for himand bless him all day long.
16 May grain abound throughout the land;on the tops of the hills may it sway.May the crops flourish like Lebanonand thrive [c] like the grass of the field.
17 May his name endure forever;may it continue as long as the sun.Then all nations will be blessed through him, [d]and they will call him blessed.
18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;may the whole earth be filled with his glory.Amen and Amen.
20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.———–For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.Ted Kennedy.—–Kara Kennedy’s reading of Psalm 72 is very appropriate.The positive legacy of the Kennedy brothers will endure.This positive legacy includes JFK taking Curtis LaMay’s cigar and stuffing it up his arse during the Cuban missile crisis. It saved the world from a nuclear war.It includes JFK pushing the military-industrial complex aside and calling for an end to the Cold War at his American U. commencement address in 1963.It includes RFK’s anti-Vietnam war stance after 1967.It includes RFK’s empathy for the powerless.And it includes Ted’s long public career fighting for the powerless.The Catholic Church’s social gospel and Ted’sliberalism were, in many ways, compatible.The major difference is that the Church rejects the unfettered private-market capitalism, while Ted accepted the private market while fighting to protect us from the ravages of this same private market.The Church is good on death. Faith and redemption are very positive. Ted’s death is easier for him and the Kennedys if you believe in an afterlife.I like to believe something of us lives after our body dies.If we don’t believe this, nothing in our earthly lives would be worth while, including posting on this blog.Today is a day to put aside the warts in the Kennedy legacy.But I would still like to see murder indictments in the Kennedy brothers’ assassination conspiracies.Indictments against Carlos Marcello in the JFK murder; and Aristotle Onassis in the RFK murder. After all, both of this criminals confessed to these murders.Let’s get on with the indictments.
Comment by gecannonphd — August 29th, 2009 @ 1:40 pm