We will meet tonight Monday January 3rd at 7pm for our group study and discussion. 6pm for basketball.
What does it take to be a man? Do we live out what it is to be a man? Do we hand down the traits of being a man to the next generation?
Rudyard Kipling's poem, If, will really make you think of how to live a manly life. Granger Smith is reading the poem in this video. He was faced adversity, lose, and sorrow and he has overcome them with faith, love, and devotion. Don't wait for lose to live out life with faith, love, and devotion. Give the next generation the gift of being a man.
Happy New Year Sheepdogs!
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
It takes a man to teach a man how to be a man...