Chaplain’s Message – March 30, 2020
Every CAP (and active/reserve military) chaplain holds their position only after being endorsed by their appropriate endorsing agency. This guarantees the chaplain corp, at a minimum, candidates who are well-trained in their calling. My endorsing agency is headed by a retired navy chaplain whom I have the privilege to know.
So Chaplain Elson sent out the following message to us this past week, and it is a most worthwhile and positive thing to share with you all. It is natural that problems make the headlines, while positive events are in the background!
Friends, we can do this!!!
The reports are that the truckers are getting supplies to the stores.
People are stocking the shelves all night and letting seniors shop first.
Carnival Cruise line told Trump “We can match those big Navy Hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships.”
GM said hold our cars and watch this; we can make those ventilators where we were making cars starting next week.
Women and children are making homemade masks and handing out snacks to truckers.
Restaurants and schools said, We’ve got kitchens and staff; we can feed kids.”
Churches and synagogues are holding on-line services and taking care of their members and community.
NBA basketball players said, “Hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.”
Construction companies said, “Here are some masks for the medical staff and doctors.”
Breweries are making sanitizer out of the left-over ingredients.
We thought we couldn’t live without Baseball, NASCAR, NBA or going to the beach, restaurants or a bar. Instead, we’re trying to keep those businesses open by ordering take-out.
I think a Japanese Admiral in the middle of the Pacific said it best in 1941, “I think we have awakened a sleeping giant.”
Give us a few more weeks (maybe months) and we will be doing much better!
We have a wonderful country and an amazing GOD.