Though he served during very difficult years, Franklin Roosevelt never seemed to worry. The ebullience he displayed on stage was really a part of his personality all the time. Once he was asked if he ever worried. He replied by referring to the polio that had left him disabled: "If you had spent two years in bed trying to wiggle your toe, after that anything would seem easy."

J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.