The word “sincere” and Stephen Colbert are not usually associated with one another, but there isn’t a better way to describe this clip.
Lorna Colbert died last week. Stephen Colbert said this about her in a very good a New York Times profile last year:
“She taught me to be grateful for my life regardless of what that entailed, and that’s directly related to the image of Christ on the cross and the example of sacrifice that he gave us. What she taught me is that the deliverance God offers you from pain is not no pain — it’s that the pain is actually a gift. What’s the option? God doesn’t really give you another choice.”