Why am I saying this when we’re all being so lofty? Because he was a flesh and blood man who fought in a tough arena and continued to grow. I don’t ride my bike to win races poster. Today we seem to think our clan and tribe are more important than anything else and require us to be divided from one another. He came, as you see here, from quite a clan. And he did every single thing he could to increase it. And as you know, the Kennedy clan was clearly an Irish tribe. Those of us who share that heritage are proud of it. What is the difference between then and now? The difference is that he embodied the whole message of the faith of his fathers and mothers. Before His Holiness Pope Francis called us to engage in a “culture of encounter,”
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Robert Kennedy viscerally, instinctively lived a life of encounter. The life of the outstretched hand, not the clenched fist. I don’t ride my bike to win races poster. He lived it in Appalachia and in the Mississippi Delta; in Watts and Bed-Stuy; on Native American reservations and among farm workers who had no one else to look out for them; then all the way to the townships of South Africa still groaning under Apartheid. Did he ever once give up his clan or his tribe? No. He said, “What has that got to do with whether we can live together? What has that got to do with whether we have to acknowledge that our common humanity is even more important than our interesting differences?