April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was proud...

Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4





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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was proud of his faithfulness to his country, as exemplified in his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On one occasion a high school boy inquired, "Mr. President, how did you become a war hero?" Kennedy smiled and responded, "It was absolutely involuntary." He paused, then said, "They sank my boat." Actually, it was far more than that. After the torpedo boat which Kennedy commanded was wrecked by a Japanese destroyer in the South Pacific in August 1943, Kennedy not only rallied the crew to swim to safety, but saved the life of one of his men. The future president did this by holding the end of the life jacket of the wounded man in his teeth, and towing him to an island three miles distant. There was certainly room for Kennedy to brag about his role in his call to service, and its fulfillment. But the youthful Kennedy retained a spirit of humility,...

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