Day 144: Men Matter!

Day 144: Men Matter!
May 24, 2014 Neil Kennedy

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Proverbs 24:11

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.


Men matter!

On my way to catch an early Saturday morning flight to Washington D.C., a working man’s truck passed me. Shortly after a sheriff’s car came speeding by me and pulled behind the truck in the distance. Another police officer sped up to catch them. Then another. I slowed to keep a safe distance to observe what was happening. A few miles later, the white truck comes to a stop in the left lane of the interstate. The 3 police vehicles pull strategically around the truck, as the police officers withdraw their weapons to take aim. I am slowly coming up to the site and pull far to the right to pass and avoid the situation. As I turn to see the man stand outside his truck – he pulls up a pistol – the police fire from three angles and killed the man.

That was the first time that I witnessed the killing of a man. It was haunting enough as a passerby, I can’t imagine what the police officers experienced.

The news reports that evening told the back story. The man was facing tremendous financial pressure and succumbed to the temptation to rob a bank. Obviously, an ill-conceived and hasty decision turned into the permanence of death.

Our Advisor tells us to notice and rescue those who are being led away to death – even those staggering toward slaughter.

FivestarMan is more than a program – more than a cute little message and logo – we’re a movement to raise the voice of authentic manhood. Why? Because men’s lives are important. They’re worth rescuing!

My emotions are responding to this purpose, even as I write this – men matter! It’s time that we stop playing “patty cake” and silly little games – it’s time that we stand up – put our shoulders back and speak to this culture!


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