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Grace Under Fire

    “Courage is grace under pressure,” according to Hemingway, but what is grace?   Is it saving grace, fall from grace, being in good graces? There but for the grace of God, go I? What are the necessary attributes of ‘grace’? Grace is the gift of favor Grace is permission and forbearance Grace is the gift of poised character through faith Grace is clemency blended with mercy in perseverance Often quoted excerpts from President Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage include: “The true democracy, living and growing and inspiring, puts its faith in the people – faith that the people will not simply elect men who will represent their views ably and faithfully, but also elect men who will exercise their conscientious judgment – faith that the people will not condemn those whose devotion to principle leads them to unpopular courses, but will reward courage, respect honor and ultimately recognize right.” again, and this is not bad for a non-phi