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Rearranging Priorities

Our Daily Bread, January 1, 1995

A life-threatening experience has a way of rearranging one's priorities. That was true in the lives of former Texas Governor John Connally and his wife after he was wounded by the assassin who took the life of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

In an interview, Connally explained, "As far as Nellie and I are concerned,... it inevitably brought into sharper focus what's really important in life... We try not to participate in things that are shallow or in the long run meaningless."