The Boy Scout Motto–Be Prepared

One thing I cannot help but think about when I hear talk of the Boy Scouts, are the paintings of Norman Rockwell.

For nearly 50 years America’s greatest artist painted calendars for the organization he loved so dearly.

As I watch the “gotcha” media try to take down everything in America that still has an ounce of “good,” I’m reminded how Jesus and the Apostle Paul taught their followers to be prepared.

Here’s what Jesus said about self-defense; Luke 22:36

But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

Here’s what Paul said about sexual deviance; Ephesians 5:12

For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.

The art of diplomacy is dead.

To think, the highest ranking diplomat in this once great nation, knowing she’d be asked tough questions about Benghazi, Libya, was so ill prepared, she actually spewed –“What difference does it make?”– to a Congressional panel.

As Christians, we need to be prepared when someone tries to “get us” with tough questions.

Like Boy Scouts, and Norman Rockwell, our loyalty to Truth is the greatest weapon we have, if we hope to repaint a world so blinded by political correctness that it treats goodness as evil.

Boy Scouts

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