A newly ranked Eagle Scout lights the candles representing the 12 Scout laws: A scout must be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. This is the commitment he makes.
In this ritual, he demonstrates to the younger scouts the timeless truths learned from those who went before him;
A man's character is shaped by the principles that he holds in his heart as important-
Integrity. Virtue. Heroism.
By rituals, we choose to identify ourselves with dreams, values and standards that are the ideal. A ritual solemnizes a vow to something higher than ourselves, something beyond our human ability to achieve. We are imagebearers of God Himself and thus called to a higher standard.
"Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord." Ephesians 5:8b-10
24 x 24 | Oil on Canvas