In Memoriam - Sightings (Richard A. Rosenbarten)
As a preacher, I am occasionally tasked with officiating at a funeral. In this capacity, I must give some word to the community about the person who has died. In other words, eulogize the person. No human being is perfect, but most of the time we tend toward highlighting the positive. Such is the case in the recent national funerals of the 41st President, George H. W. Bush. Richard Rosenbarten takes this up, recognizing the importance of offering consoling words, while not forgetting that what is said helps form the future. While we may long for 41's "kinder, gentler nation," we should not forget Willie Horton. Take a read and ponder how we might remember even as we commit ourselves not to going back, but to a different reality.