February 7th, 2010

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Scout Sunday Sermon

Text: Psalm 85
“He will speak peace”

Today is Boy Scout Sunday; tomorrow is the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the BSA. We have a long and happy tradition of scouting ministry at EFUMC, and this is a great occasion for us. We have lots of Scouts and leaders and parents here – and there are many others whom we remember – especially those who are absent in the body – who have taken part with us in all the fun of Scouting.

My Scoutmaster used to like to quote the old slogan, “Scouting can be spelled in 3 letters: F-U-N.” I’ll stand by that.

Wait a minute, you say – Scouting is more than just FUN. Well, yes it is, but if it ISN’T fun, then the kids won’t do it, and then it can’t do them any good, can it? But, yes, there are deeper purposes at work here than just how to play Steal the Bacon.Collapse )

Nothing is simple.

Everything takes longer than you planned for.
Everything costs more than you thought.
Everything breaks down before you're done with it.

This is the way the world works. Deal with it.