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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
August, 2022

Greetings Post 291 Family,

Indecision can wear a person out!  I have lived with indecision at different seasons of my life. I am sure you have too and will continue to live with indecision.

I remember listening to Jordan Peterson and a talk about “Making Difficult Decisions.” If you choose path A, you end up with positives and negatives that could lead to terrible outcome.  If you choose path B you end up with different set of positives and negatives that could also lead to a terrible outcome.  The only way forward is to make a decision.  Going forward can bring and fear and anxiety.  But, indecision is a decision to not move forward and you feel stuck, fear and anxiety join you in your indecision also.

The point being, fear and anxiety are part of life’s decisions but not the final word in our decision making processes.  Fear and anxiety are part of the unknown world of “what if?” What if I fail, what if they don’t like me, what if I disappoint my friend, boss, spouse and children? We all have faced and will face the “what ifs.” Once a decision is made, course corrections can then be made. That is the beauty of making a decision.

If we could read the future outcome of every decision, we would all be billionaires or at least millionaires.  Many of you are millionaires.  Your stories of fear and anxiety and what if could fill volumes of books. But you each made decisions that have brought you to this place and to this day.  Good decisions or bad decisions, you are here in this moment, alive and hopefully appreciating the gift of life that is handed to you moment by moment.

There are a couple of scriptures that speak to indecision, fear and anxiety.
Joshua 24:15 

“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Matthew 6:25-34 

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these”

For God and Country,

Chaplain Ken Wilson

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