Two Unlikely Friends

Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the opera in 2006.

Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the opera in 2006. (Katherine Frey/Washington Post)

I have my opinions and ideas of what I believe is to be true, right and correct. Some of these ideas I hold to more tightly than others but even those held most tightly I hold with a strong desire and longing to allow love to win.

Love does not succumb to the temptation to give up on the pursuit of truth, justice and mercy with a complete and total abandament of what one holds to be true. Instead it submits such beliefs to counter arguments, disagreements and the views of others with the goal of mutual flourishing in a community where diversity finds itself most fully realized in the unity of a peace that is experienced not in perfect love but instead in the longing for a perfect love.

A casual scrolling through my friends and their respective posts and messages on Facebook can be extremely perplexing and overwhelming for my mind but it also is a delightful experience because it is full of this kind of diversity and, in unique and ironic ways, reflects such a longing. I am grateful for our Supreme Court and its role in our Democracy and how it to reflects, in large measure, such a diversity and longing!

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