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No Greater Glory

by Chuck Colson

The troop ship glided across the icy waters of the North Atlantic, headed for Greenland. On board, nine hundred soldiers enjoyed an amateur night program organized by the ship's four chaplains.

But in the darkness, a deadly enemy followed them: a German U-boat. It was February 3, 1943. The ship was the Dorchester, and her four chaplains would soon unite in a famous act of heroism.

The oldest chaplain was George Fox, a Methodist minister who insisted on serving despite lingering wounds from the First World War. Rabbi Alex Goode, at age 31, was the youngest chaplain, a brilliant scholar who dreamed of universal brotherhood. Chaplain Clark Poling was the son of a famous radio evangelist. As he left home, Poling said, "Pray, Dad, that I shall never be a coward." Poling then kissed his pregnant wife and young son goodbye.

Finally there was Father John Washington who grew up in a poor Irish family. A childhood brush with death had led him to give his life to serve as a priest in the church.

The four, who had become friends during chaplain training, were delighted to meet up on the Dorchester. All four were loved by the men for their spiritual strength and sense of humor.

At 12:55 a.m., a torpedo ripped a huge hole in the Dorchester's starboard side. As Dan Kurzman writes in his book No Greater Glory, "The four chaplains leaped from their bunks determined to save as many men as possible... Perhaps this is what God had primed them for. They were finally in the battlefield, and their souls would be severely tested."

The four persuaded frightened men to climb down a rope to a lifeboat. One terrified soldier shouted, "I can't find my life jacket!" Chaplain Fox replied, "Here's one, soldier," and handed him his own. When Chaplain Goode realized a sailor had forgotten his gloves, he pulled off his and handed them over. The sailor--who spent the next eight hours trying to keep from being swept out of a lifeboat--later said, "I owe my life to those gloves."

The chaplains continued to minister to the men in the moments before they died. Pfc. William Bednar, floating among dead comrades, heard the chaplains preaching courage as the ship went down. "Their voices," he said, "were the only thing that kept me going."

As the ship sank, the chaplains linked arms and prayed in English, Hebrew, and Latin.

Those who survived the sinking never forgot the four chaplains, and today--Veterans Day--we ought to make sure our children know the story of the four heroic men who loved each other like brothers and formed an ecumenism of the trenches. We should remember their example as we face our own battles--cultural battles that we will win only if we are willing to put aside our theological differences and join forces. We should remember them as we pray, especially this Veterans Day, for our troops on the ground and in combat right now in Iraq and for the chaplains who serve them.

Most of all, whenever we find ourselves thinking we have sacrificed enough in our all-too-comfortable lives, we ought to remember the four chaplains whose heroism reminds us that "greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson is a syndicated columnist, international speaker, radio commentator, and the founder of Prison Fellowship and Breakpoint. He has visited prisons throughout the U.S. and the world and has built a movement working with more than 40,000 prison ministry volunteers, with ministries in 100 countries. He has written 22 books, which have collectively sold more than five million copies. His autobiographical book Born Again was one of the nation's best-selling books of all genres in 1976 and was made into a feature-length film. In 1991 Colson launched a daily radio feature called "BreakPoint," a unique and well-received attempt to provide a distinct Christian worldview on everyday issues and conflicts. The program is aired daily on over 1,000 radio outlets nationwide.  Visit his website at:

You may send correspondence to Mr. Colson at: c/o Prison Fellowship, 1856 Old Reston Avenue, Reston, VA 20190-3321.


Thought For The Day:

"God has a history of using the insignificant to accomplish the impossible." --Richard Exley

Verse for the Day:

And Jesus looking upon them said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." --Mark 10:27

Kid's Thought For The Day:

"Don't argue for a later bedtime when you still have pajamas with feet."

Parent's Thought For The Day

"I regret often that I have spoken; never that I have been silent." --Syrus

Coach's Thought For The Day

"The Lord gave us two ends to use; one to think with, the other to sit on. Which one we use will determine how well we do in life. In other words, heads you win, tails you lose."

Writer's Thought For The Day:

"However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once." --Jean Jacques Rousseau

Deep Thought For The Day:

"If a man says something in the woods and there are no women
there, is he still wrong?"


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