John McCain Gives Hope for America

“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.     

~Ernest Hemingway,  For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

I watched the funeral of John McCain today all the way down here in Costa Rica thanks to modern technology. His casket sat in the very spot where I partook of communion in the worship service I attended there back during my 2013 Visit to Washington, DC.

With all the ugly divisiveness coming from the White House and Republican Congress now, it was good to see a bipartisan celebration of a truly good man’s life today. There is still hope for America that different political parties, races, religions and lifestyles can come together to make a difference, to build a country on ideas that make it truly “A shining light on a hill” for democracy and equality for all mankind! But it still depends on the actions of every American and the Hemingway quote struck me the most from the funeral,   “But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” 

God bless America!      I had about given up hope for you.

3 Replies to “John McCain Gives Hope for America”

  1. I agree Charlie. We watched much of the funeral too. John McCain will be sorely missed.
    I am shocked by how many people are mystified by the impotency of American democracy today. John McCain understood democracy runs on compromise. Today, people talk endlessly at one another without listening, without agreeing, without creating the wisdom of consensus. It’s always “my way or the highway”. I am ashamed America’s lack of civility has occurred on our watch. I fear for our children!

  2. We watched the services today as well. It was good to see both sides come together to celebrate a true hero. Although we are going through an extremely difficult time right now I refuse to give up hope for America. My hope is that the dark days we are going through now will lead people to understand the importance of all political parties, races, religions and lifestyles coming together for the good of this country.

  3. Well said, Charlie. I also watched the service today. It was refreshing to see the dignity and magnanimity that was on display. Would that those in power today learn from John McCain what true statesmanship is.

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