These last two Mondays several of us (guys from the Ransomed Heart Team) were up at Bart’s ranch with a couple of groups of men. There’s something about being in the company of men… we were skeet shooting , some of us enjoying a good cigar others passing, and all of us at some point putting into words the defining desires of our hearts and the hurdles we face: marriages, finances, parenting, career issues, questions about the goodness of God and spiritual warfare. Stories of God working were awesome. Each man a good man with a huge heart… our allies and friends. Wounded, glorious, broken, alive, true, generous… I am astonished by the company of men that surround us and share this mission with us. We couldn’t do this alone.
The mythic nature of a man’s calling simply cannot be accomplished alone. And yet “alone” is what so many/most men feel.
Oh God raise up companies of men! – Craig