Prepare the way of the…
My mind has pondered the proposed policy change of the Boy Scouts of America for about a year. My sons are active scouts as my older boys are completing their Eagle Scout projects. The policy change weighs heavy on our minds because the boys are considering ceasing their membership and all association with BSA. A scout swears by a code…to be morally straight; our family takes this seriously.
Too often we are faced with lukewarmness in today’s ever secularized society. My sons have been raised on the foundation of standing up for what they believe in; they believe in God and his statues. The BSA was founded by a God fearing man and the organization has held to this foundation for over 100 years…why cave now?
For those who do not know what the Boys Scouts swear by:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Is, “my best” to cave into society’s depravity?
Is, “my duty to God and my county” to cave into the ever changing whims of some executive who waves money in my face?
Is, “helping other people” to allow them to cave into an impure desire that ultimately destroys humanity?
Is, “mentally awake” to cave into other peoples thoughts?
Is, “morally straight” to cave into a new definition as presented by the honorary president of BSA?
Be Prepared! This is the motto of the scouts…be prepared for what? How can we allow an organization that has prepared the likes of presidents, supreme court justices, ground breaking doctors, etc to be shaken from its very core of timeless values?
Please pray for the BSA today as they meet to discuss the next era of the scouts…Saint George, the Dragon Slayer, patron of scouting…Pray for us! (And continue slaying dragons!)
Some famous scouts: http://usscouts.org/eagle/bsfamous.asp
- Looking for the King
- This is the day…