Ann: Senator Kennedy? Is that you?
Senator Kennedy: Call me Bobby. I am using your voice and your body to get our message across. Call me Bobby.
Ann: OK. What else, Bobby?
Bobby: Now that you have read a little bit about me, what do you want to say?
Ann: Trial by fire as a sensitive child whose nature was forged by your father’s tyranny. It breaks my heart, but I suppose it gave you the spine and the resilience to do what you did?
Bobby: Ann, you have no cause to weep for me. I had the training I needed to become who I was meant to be. I never questioned my role as a supporter of my family, of my brother and of the children that came to me. That is probably my only regret. I loved those children, one of whom I never got to meet - and she is quite something today, check it out. But I am with them now whether they know it or not.
I was a second-in- command man, the one who made it happen, who supplied ideas and passion and let others front the cause. It was only when there was no other who in my eyes adequately supported the cause that I decided to step up.
And my time has come again. And in a support role once again, I suppose you could say, given my current location. If I were alive, I would be marching with you and, just as important, in the trenches with you working on the strategic planning necessary to move these fine ideals into reality. It doesn’t really matter if you aim high if you never hit. James Carville is right. It’s about power. Without power we are hamstrung, and so are all those whose lives have been upended and treated as so much trash for so many years.
Ann: Bobby, you came from great privilege. How did you develop such empathy for those without?
Bobby: My faith. My faith was everything to me. It carried me when nothing else would serve. I know the horrors that have been exposed about the abuse of power within the Church, and I share the outrage. But what should not be forgotten is the true heart of Christian faith, a heart stripped of all pomp and circumstance, a heart that suffers with each one of us, the beating heart of Christ.
Faith is what will carry us through no matter what name it carries or what organization it sponsors. This is what we must look to when events seem to tell us that there is no hope. “Go home, give up,” the darkness says. Well, the darkness can be used in the service of the light, that is its true purpose, so that is what we must do now.
When we have faith, not in a foolish or unrealistic way, but faith that is secure in the knowledge, the experience that God is with us even and most especially in the dark times, the energy that Mary, Miriam, and Peter retain to aid those of us in bodily form. How can we even consider giving up when these leaders, when God and all his angels abound to marshal our progress into a more equitable, just, and compassionate world?
Ann: Now that you put it that way….
Bobby: Not to shame you, just to adjust your focus. Look about you, as Fred Rogers said, for the helpers. We are with you. “We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. [We will give you] the tools, so that [you] can finish the job.”*
June 5, 2020**
*Winston Churchill, February 9, 1941. Broadcast, London.
**Anita Sacco (see "Recommended Channelers") just a moment ago on @noon today, June 5, 2020) emailed me to let me know that Robert Kennedy was assassinated 52 years ago to the day on June 5, 1968.
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