Chaplain’s Corner

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Dear Ones,

Here we are at the beginning of another Legion year for Post # 6.  Summer is nearly over and Fall will soon be upon us.  The rain and cooler weather are eagerly anticipated.  But before you know it, we’ll be longing for summer once again.  I do hope all of you experienced a pleasant and joyful summer.

I guess the big event of the summer this year was the eclipse.  Personally I was more than happy to view it from my front yard rather than venturing out in traffic.  Driving here is getting to be crazy enough without a few hundred thousand extra cars on the road!

I think it’s peculiar how fickle we are as humans.  Happy one minute and unhappy the next.  And it seems the more activities we become involved in or “stuff” we acquire, the more activities or stuff we think we need.  Once upon a time leisure was admired and only the very wealthy had it.  It was a goal to be worked for and obtained.  Nowadays it seems that being busy is the goal.  The busier you are the more successful you are deemed to be.  But in my  experience, the happiest and most content people are often those who have the least amount of this worlds goods.

It seems like the more stuff I have, the more easily distracted I become.  Folks who don’t have much don’t seem to be as affected by this.  They aren’t worried if the cable TV is working (no TV) or if they have good cell phone reception (no cell phone).  Nor even if their computer is backed up or not (no computer).

I no longer believe that the truly important things in this life are acquiring “stuff” or  filling my time with as many activities as possible.  I’m just sorry I took me so long to realize it.  My goal is to love God, my family and others and to serve them as well as I can.  If I can accomplish even a little bit of that, I believe everything else will fall into place.  It’s pretty simple when you think about it.

 

Blessings,
Lynn Hamm – Post 6 Chaplain

 

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