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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’s Corner Post 291
October, 2021

Greetings Post 291 Family,

I have a question for us all.  With all that has been going on in our Country (locally and national) how do you find contentment?  Do we look for contentment with everyone agreeing with us i.e. we must all be vaccinated for Covid?  Do we look for contentment with everyone agreeing with us i.e. President Biden was elected legitimately or ill-legitimately? Do we look for contentment in the things we own i.e. house, vacation homes, boat, newest Tesla, bank account?

History has shown us and continues to show us that change is constant, turmoil happens within families and nations, pandemics and epidemics are ever present, economies with fall and rise, a world without war is short lived, people want to be free but laws are needed to protect freedom, too many laws become tyrannical and everyone struggles with good and evil.

So where do you find contentment in your own life? St. Paul in Philippians chapter 4  11 “I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances. 12I know how to live humbly, and I know how to abound. I am accustomed to any and every situation—to being filled and being hungry, to having plenty and having need.”

 I struggle with being content in my circumstances. This past week I have been very sick with a cold. At first, I thought, is this Covid again?  My tests showed negative.  With so much emphasis on Covid, I forgot what if felt like with a terrible cold.  I was facing 2 memorial services in the coming weekend and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to serve our Post families that lost their loved one.  Somehow, in the midst of it all, I had a sense that all would be ok.  I guess I could define that “ok” as contentment. 

Contentment is an ongoing process of trusting in something higher then ourselves.  Paul was in jail when he wrote the Letter to The Philippians. “The Roman prison of ancient times was by no means a comfortable place; we can only imagine how much Paul suffered in such an environment of extreme deprivation.” His confidence (faith) in the Living Word (Logos – Christ) kept his focus on what was eternal. Every circumstance gave opportunity to see God in action.  There was no moment in Paul’s life that was separate from God. Contentment grows out of that reality.

May our reality in God move us down the road to contentment in every circumstance.  Remember, you are loved, accepted and forgiven and it all comes from God to you as a gift.

In Christ, Chaplain Ken Wilson

For God and Country.

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