Brezhnev should have listened to his wife

George Bush Senior, representing the United States at the funeral of the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as the soldiers touched the lid, she reached down and made the sign of the cross on her husband’s chest. There in the citadel of atheistic power, the wife of the man who had run it all stated before the watching world that her husband was wrong, and that there was another life – an eternal life represented by Jesus who died on the cross and rose nevermore to die. And in that action she demonstrated her hope that that same Jesus might yet have mercy on her husband. Because, as the Bible says: ‘Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences.’

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