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.
Chaplain Post 291, Ken Wilson (949) 230-2826
Chaplain’s Corner Post 291
Greetings in the Love of God.
We are officially in the Fall season. We can see Halloween decorations lining the shelves or our stores. I have heard it said, “that Halloween sells more candy than any other holiday.” Halloween is not an official holiday though schools have learned to not have class the day after Halloween. Does it have anything to do with sugar and kids?
“You already know that Halloween takes place on the last day of October, but here’s something you might not know: The word itself literally means “hallowed evening,” and was previously known to early European celebrators as All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ Eve (October 31) and All Saints’ Day (November 1) both paid homage to saints (“hallows” = saints). (Country Living Magazine By Blair Donovan and Marissa Gold Sep 4, 2019)
Halloween at one point in history, had been a church celebration when people would dress us as saints and go door to door. There are pagan celebrations and superstitions that have influenced the now “candy collecting, costume competing” evening unrelated to the saints of old.
However you celebrate this day, do so soberly and joyfully, not forgetting the saints of old. Here is a worthy saying,” Romans 14:14 I am absolutely sure that nothing is “unclean” in itself. The Lord Jesus has convinced me of this. But someone may consider a thing to be “unclean.” If they do, it is “unclean” for them.”
God gives us freedom and His “perfect love casts out fear”. Live in Love.
For God and Country, Chaplain Ken Wilson.
Ken Wilson, Chaplain
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