Michael Gerson, R.I.P.

^z 16th July 2023 at 7:05am

Michael Gerson (1964-2022) – articulate, thoughtful, kind, tolerant, devout, wise – wrote speeches for President George W Bush, beautiful and loving, alliterative and powerful. Gerson was also subject to severe depression, and in a 17 Feb 2019 sermon at the Washington National Cathedral he talked of his struggles and his faith. He concluded:

Even when strength fails, there is perseverance.
    And even when perseverance fails, there is hope.
        And even when hope fails, there is love.
            And love never fails.

(see Comments on Michael Gerson, R.I.P. for transcript of the sermon) - ^z - 2022-11-19