Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg – March 15, 1933 “–“September 18, 2020
It is the nature of man to render tribute to people upon their passing. For many it may be the only time they are recognized for any accomplishments in their life. The recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a prime example of a life that left a footprint as only she could.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – born in New York City on March 15, 1933 “–“September 18, 2020 she died at age 87 in her home in Washington DC and will be forever known by the “–“that in essence was her life and according to Wikipedia – She was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served until her death in 2020.
To her family, friends and colleagues in the SCOTUS she was much, much more than just that. I suspect that what she cherished most in life was being called “Grandmother” by her grandchildren.
Today the national tribute and memorial service for Justice Ginsburg is being conducted at the SCOTUS. Her body will lie in state until Friday where she will be moved to the Capital Building for public viewing.
We tend to think of public figures as larger than life and not in fact just ordinary people doing an extraordinary job in unordinary times. I watched on the history channel a documentary where Justice Ginsburg was interviewed before a live audience. She was smart, engaging and funny at times as she answered written questions and recounted her interaction with her colleagues on the court. Throughout her life she was often ahead of her time and formed her opinion on a variety of issues and as an associate justice she let no one pressure or influence her to go against what she believed was constitutional.
In Mark 12:17 Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” – I am the Real Truckmaster!