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25 08 2009

Tebow T-shit

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30 08 2009
JJ

Big Tebow story in NYT Sunday sports section, not abut winning again or getting the biggest pro contract possible, but about how he’s using his celebrity for charity because that’s the true meaning in his life.

It made me think of Catholic (yet pro-choice etc) Ted Kennedy’s similar approach to a public life animated by personal faith, to love and help other people instead of just piling up personal wealth and accolades.

It’s not how they arrive at their commitment to be good and do good but that they ARE good, and do good, that matters to me.

From the president’s eulogy for Ted Kennedy:

Through his own suffering, Ted Kennedy became more alive to the plight and suffering of others – the sick child who could not see a doctor; the young soldier sent to battle without armor; the citizen denied her rights because of what she looks like or who she loves or where she comes from. The landmark laws that he championed — the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, immigration reform, children’s health care, the Family and Medical Leave Act -all have a running thread.

Ted Kennedy’s life’s work was not to champion those with wealth or power or special connections. It was to give a voice to those who were not heard; to add a rung to the ladder of opportunity; to make real the dream of our founding. He was given the gift of time that his brothers were not, and he used that gift to touch as many lives and right as many wrongs as the years would allow.

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