Today is the anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), 35th President of the United States of America.
Who killed JFK remains a question for the ages. Someday, perhaps, we will learn the truth of why and by whom he died, but for now the story must be told again, remembered for what it was and for what might have been.
Some things are,
or, so it seems,
Jack and us
Yet some things,
or die away
Some things not
“meant to be”
like Jack and me,
As things that are,
For love is not
an object that
It hangs around,
in spaces all
– GCS, Nov. 22, 2014
It must be remembered and mourned afresh today when hatred for his successor runs rampant and “lapses” in White House security inexplicably abound. One theory of President Kennedy’s assassination includes not only a rogue element of the CIA but also the Secret Service, charged to protect the President. Prayers are in order for the President who stood tall this week in his speech on immigration reform.
For our President, Barack, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy.
For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy.
Defend us, deliver us, and in Thy compassion protect us, O Lord, by Thy grace. Lord have mercy.
[Excerpts from The Book of Common Prayer, Form I, 1979 Pew Edition, page 384.]