As everyone knows by now, Tim Russert passed away last week. When I first heard the news I was so shocked and so sad. If you haven’t seen this, you really must. I cannot imagine speaking of someone I adored days after their surprise passing with such humor and poise. Especially not at 22, but really, not ever.
I wonder if it’s the faith that Luke speaks of that allows him to do that. I don’t know. I do know, though, that I can be so very jealous of folks who have a deep faith that can bring them comfort in times of great sorrow. Usually, I am suspicious and critical of religion. But on days like today, when Tim Russert has left us much too soon, or when Ali has had to put her beloved Ellie down, I wish I could be a believer.