January 27, 2012

"I promised the Almighty God that if he took hate out of my heart I would never hate again... He did and I have not."

Justice Clarence Thomas, in a speech yesterday, describing an experience that occurred "on the morning of April 16, 1970."

14 comments:

edutcher said...

Sounds like a very good man. And a nice example of what the Catholic Church has contributed to this country.

Too bad the media (and the Lefties) can't hold him up as a positive role model for black kids.

But he really isn't black, is he?

sydney said...

And the first comment at the ABA Journal is hate filled. Jeesh. It's good to hear someone voice this simple central prinicple of Christianity. I congratulate him if he is really able to live it, especially with all the hatred he has had directed toward him in his career.

Dave said...

Beautiful testimony, thanks Ann

Michael said...

Justice Thomas's autobiography is well worth the read. If nothing else treat yourself to the story of a man who rose from abject poverty and contrast it with our president, who attended the very best private schools from high school on, and who was raised in the middle class.

RonS said...

This is how God works through those who "know Him". In this case, a priest, inspired by the Holy Spirit becomes a mentor to a self described "lonely kid". Because of this God/Man relationship a young man experiences God's love and asks for His help, a plea(prayer) actually..."God...take the hate out of my heart and I'll never hate again". And Clarence Thomas has kept his sacred vow, risen to the heights of our judicial system and shares his inspiring testimony at his alma mater. That's beautiful.

I ♥ Willard said...

Unfortunately Justice Thomas isn't the most credible person.

ricpic said...

Hatred is a great fuel that the better kind of person can do without, not me.

Rusty said...

I ♥ Willard said...
Unfortunately Justice Thomas isn't the most credible person.

1/27/12 11:43 AM



Why not?

EDH said...

The other notable Holy Cross alum is Chris Matthews.

Holy Cross and Boston College used to compete neck-and-neck in the Massachusetts Catholic college prestige competition.

BC's tremendous growth as a national university, especially A.F. (after Flutie), has unfortunately eclipsed the notoriety of the fine undergraduate Catholic College of the Holy Cross.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Thomas, known by his enemies to an extent, his profession-and professional accomplishments-to an extent, should be known by his life in its entirety, to whatever extent possible.

My Grandfather's Son was a fantastic book, not in style but substance.

Ken said...

edutcher,

This is a lovely list that puts Clarence Thomas in the same category as Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe. Lefties, including black lefties who should be holding up Thomas as a roll model, really don't know their ass from the hole in the ground. Instead they put Thomas on par with tyrannical, murdering, brutal third world dictators.

Ken said...

Unfortunately Justice Thomas isn't the most credible person.

Why? Because he withstood terrible accusations with paper thin, if any, real proof of any sort of wrong doing? Because he survived the high tech lynching? Or because he had the audacity to correctly label it as such?

Robert said...

Holy Cross is doing just fine, it occupies a slot in the USNWR ratings for liberal arts colleges comparable to BC's rank among research universities, Flutie notwithstanding.

David said...

In spite of extraordinary provocation.