Many of us who watched yesterdayâ€™s hearings were buoyed by the righteous anger of Senator Graham and Judge Kavanaugh. Â This is the kind of anger that speaks to fundamental truths and challenges the fairness and justice of the American people. Â But, to me, all of this started with a much more profound truth.
â€œOut of the mouths of babesâ€. Â Children are inexperienced but that doesnâ€™t mean they are incapable of wisdom, and it is my opinion that the simple words of Brett Kavanaughâ€™s youngest daughter, Liza, ignited the righteous fire that undid the sabotage and disgrace of the Senate hearing. Â What was it she said? â€œDaddy, shouldnâ€™t we pray for the lady?â€
It was at that point, Judge Kavanaugh spoke with tears in his eyes and righteous fire in his words. Â His little one had reminded him that everyone, even the worst of us, has value and are in need of prayer. Â I wonder what the hearing would have been like without that wonderful daughterâ€™s words.
I have made a practice of listening to little ones as if they were mature beyond their years. Â I have learned to respect even the misunderstands caused by lack of knowledge. Occasionally, I get lucky and hear a gem. Yesterdayâ€™s simple question to a daddy was one of those gems, and I suspect Brett Kavanaugh and even Lindsey Graham will never forget the source of their righteous fire. Â I know I wonâ€™t.
What a great daughter. Â Maybe she saved the Republic! Â