This week’s homily

By The Rev. Thomas M. Boles Phd., DMin, D.D.

An unusual band of 13 business and professional men in Toronto,

Canada, respond in a unique way to multiple-alarm fires in their city.

They have formed a volunteer firefighting unit, although they don’t directly

fight fires.

Dressed in their own rubber firefighting uniforms, they are armed with police passes.

The truck they man is a red mobile canteen.

The firefighters appreciate their service, in fact, the firefighters union

bought the canteen truck for them, and also purchases all supplies for the truck.

When a fire alarm is received, a “must” call goes to them.

These firefighters describe themselves as “middle-aged business men who never

outgrew their childhood dream.”

What is it that you dreamed of doing as a child?

In the most reflective moments of your life, do you still nurture that dream?

Do you wonder “what might have been if …?”

Dreams are not only a great source of hope and courage, they are often

windows to one’s destiny. Revisit your childhood dreams.

Perhaps it’s time for you to give them expression. The poorest of

all men is not the man without a cent but the man without a dream.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

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