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Chaplain’s Corner

The duties of the Chaplain are to pronounce the invocation and the benediction at Legion meetings, as well as perform such other acts as would fall within the realm of his/her office as the spiritual leader. They should conduct the memorial service when such is needed.

As the Legion is composed of men and women of different creeds and faiths, the Chaplain must be a person of tolerance and sympathy toward all.

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Chaplain Post 291, Ken Wilson (949) 230-2826

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Chaplain’s Corner Post 291
July 2021

Greetings Post 291 family,

Now that we are almost 100% open, there is a feeling that we are past the worst of Covid 19.  We are finding out about adverse reactions to the experimental vaccines, yet it has helped far more people than it has harmed.  The drugs that were treated with great skepticism i.e. Hydroxychloroquine, Erythromycin, vitamin D and Zinc have become more available and acceptable as early therapeutics. 

It seems we have all been fed degrees of fear, misleading information, well intentioned expertise all because of a virus that now appears “man-made” in a lab.  (That has not been proven 100% but evidence continues to point that direction.) Whether the virus was man-made or not, the whole world could not escape the virus’ lethal results.  The lives lost will not return to us regardless of how the virus developed.

There is much grief that has accompanied the past 15 months dealing with Covid 19 deaths and restrictions.  What has surprised me is how easy it was to give up freedom and liberty for safety and quarantine.  I am not saying that freedom and liberty should be flaunted with abandon and thus unwisely infecting our loved ones. I am saying how easy it was for the powers that rule to take away our freedom and liberties. 

 When our external freedoms and liberties are taken from us, we can still have internal freedom and liberty. We do not have to return misinformation with more misinformation, nor harsh criticism with more harsh criticism, nor back biting with more back biting.  We can live by a higher compass.  Saint Francis Prayer says it best:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 
Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; 
Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; 
And where there is sadness, joy. 

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; 
To be understood, as to understand; 
To be loved, as to love; 
For it is in giving that we receive, 
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.

For God and Country, Chaplain Ken

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Ken Wilson, Chaplain
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