While getting the Walmart grocery order earlier today, Carol and I talked about getting various items which we would need in the coming days and weeks.
We were “preparing.”
In my youth the Boy Scouts prepared and trained us to be prepared, to be alert!
In 1907, Baden-Powell, an English soldier, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared; which later published in Scouting for Boys in 1908. “Be Prepared” means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty,” he later wrote.
In Judaeo Christian literature (the Bible) there are 371 verses relative to this to this theme.
Greek literature and even Aesop fables counsel and promote “being prepared.”
Paul wrote to the community in Corinth (1 Cor. 16:13) “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith…”
How are we prepared and alert in our current pandemic? I wear a mask and googles while on my daily walk.
Be prepared and alert!