Chaplain’s Column: Honor Your Heritage
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17
The 5th commandment of the 10 commandments, tells us to honor our father and our Mother. The word honor means… To give them respect. I once heard someone say that the history of a conflict is dictated by its victors. Not only are we hearing false information about the battle for Southern Independence, we are slowly being taught to feel shamed by the generations before us. I think God blesses the people that honor their Mom and Dad. This is pointed out in the Bible. That would include our great and our great, great Grandfathers and Mothers before us.
This passage in the bible is even more about a people who honor their Mothers and Fathers. One of the tell-tale signs of a country that has become brittle is when honor has been replaced with fame and fortune and other misguided directions. We need to teach even our children to honor their parents. We need to tell them that we are part of an amazing story. You see, as children honor their parents it will help them build into themselves a moral compass, a form of deep rooted meaning of belonging to the family which should lead to a deep rooted pride and self-esteem in each of us.
I believe the southern people are being cleansed of our history and shamed of our past. This has created in us a lack of a necessary deep rooted self-esteem and we are losing our moral compass as well. That deep rooted meaning of belonging to the family of a proud southern American heritage is leaving us. I believe this is also happening to our Country as indicated when we see people not respecting our National Flag or the playing of the National Anthem. We must fight as members of the SCV to keep this precious history alive. If we honor our past and honor our heritage and tap into the
power of our roots, Gods going to bless us. You see this is God’s will for us.
We must start honoring our heritage because it is not just your story but it is their story too. Even if these people are dead you still need to honor their memory, their story and their work. There is built in every human being a need to honor the generation before us. You see we can be proud of being part of a story that is bigger than just me. Our life matters and we are part of a history that is much bigger than just little old me. Praise God for our southern heritage!
It is my prayer that everyone has a blest Thanksgiving and please remember those on our prayer list: