My dad is a scoutmaster with troop 254 and has been for almost 30 years. This year for the fundraiser they sold popcorn and dad lost a bet with four of the boys that bet him they would sell $1000 worth each. Needless to say dad lost the bet ad the day came to pay his debt. The four boys here prepared to shave dad’s head at the meeting Monday night but at the last minute the extended him grace and didn’t shave his head. Now this would be the ens of the story except that dad had already accepted the fact that he would lose his hair and made peace with that fact. So in point of fact he was ready for the drastic change in appearance. So after the boys let him off the hook he quietly made it known to Kevin Miller that he really did want them to cut it. Dad’s thoughts were that the boys showed grace to the other boys in the troop and that was awesome and now they would never forget the night they shaved the scoutmaster’s head. Kevin and dad looked to me as his son and a celebrity visitor to the meeting to step in an announce that we were not letting him get out of the bet. So my brother, Roddy, (another celebrity visitor that night) took over and got the four boys to shave his head. I could see the thrill and excitement in the boy’s eyes. They could hardly believe what they were seeing. An adult so committed to them and their success that he would do something this radical and crazy. Then it hit me, we all want that, That someone who is really in it with us that we can count on and partner with for something larger than ourselves. Even better, we/I could be that person. I want to sell out and commit to the people I lead. Commit to the bigger story, God’s redemptive story of grace. Our successes are meaningless without Christ. Now you know the rest of the story.
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