This story says that young Mr. Jackson was too emotionally fragile to stand before the press to discuss his resignation. If the man broke the law, he should be punished according to law. If he betrayed his family, he should make amends. But there does seem to be evidence of mental illness, which is a physical condition, not a moral failing. And Jackson always has struck me as somebody who wanted to do good, even if he was woefully misguided about what the good consists of. So, as I have written before, her merits our prayers for recovery from his illness, and for God’s grace. Humans are frail creatures. May God grant that Jesse Jackson Jr.’s frailties not be the last word.