Saturday, February 13, 2016

May the Angels Lead You to Paradise

It is with a heavy heart that I heard of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier today. Certainly the world has strong opinions on this man, probably not in a small way due to his own strong opinions. Still, I mourn him because of what he was as a man, in addition to serving on the highest court in the nation.

He was Catholic. Devout. Drove his family an hour each way to attend Latin Mass.

He was the father of nine children. He and his wife were married for 55 years.

He was funny. Not vulgar funny, intelligent funny.
In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
He was scary smart. Brilliant, really.

He was concerned with truth, not self-promotion. He knew right from wrong and wasn't afraid to speak the truth.

He was christened Antonin but those who loved him called him Nino. Yeah, that's why :0)

May God grant you peace.

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