|Monday, February 28, 2022|
The following views are not intended to represent those of Vista Elks Lodge or the BPOE… but they may. 🙂 “Choose courage over comfort.” – Brené Brown
This week’s quote was absolutely intentional and inspired by the brave men and women who fight to keep their homeland free from oppressors.
There is hope! This is not the first time a small out-manned, out-armed group of soldiers and citizens fought together to defeat a seemingly invincible foe. If we look back 247 years we would see a rag-tag citizen army; out-manned, out-armed, underfed, and overmatched by the world’s greatest military force… England.
They weren’t fighting for the glory of the King of England. They were fighting for “these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The fledgling United States of America defeated the Goliath-like English military, much to the surprise of the King. Today, those “truths” are still “self-evident” for “all men” (mankind) around the world and worth fighting for.
There is hope. The unexpected still happens. Tyrants can still be thwarted. Military might can still be defeated by the relentless will and ferocious determination of the people. Even if others in power, whose homelands are not directly threatened, choose comfort over courage.
Mardi Gras Tuesday!
Mardi Gras is tomorrow night, March 1st and we’re having a party. I know… any excuse for a party!
Chef James is making Fried Catfish, Dirty Rice, Cajun Coleslaw, and Hush Puppies! Mel will be behind the bar and making your favorite beverages. Restless Natives will be bringing the live music to keep the party alive, starting with an acoustic set during the dinner hour.
As they say in the Big Easy… “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Thursday Lodge Meeting Guests
Join us on Thursday night as we welcome special guests, PDDGER John Harry and his lovely wife, Dee. PDD John will be making a special presentation to our lodge. We will also be naming our March Elk of the Month.
Come for Steak Night and stay for the meeting!
Have a great week!