In Memoriam Senator John McCain
Integrity, courage,loyalty, capacity to suffer, love of country: are these Christian values? No, they are values for all humankind. But we can give a Scriptural basis for their possibility and their necessity, namely that we are made in God’s image. The late senator exemplified all of these, and therefore we as Christians and as Americans celebrate his life and mourn his death. I might add one last feature which made John McCain equally remarkable, his ability to be aware of and critical of his own flaws. This was a witness we now need as a people, for which we as Christians give special thanks.