During Holy Week we turn our minds to the life and death of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Although He is the Son of God with a divine right on all material things, He did not spend His days living in a modern home. He did not enjoy air conditioning, heat, or a tempur-pedic mattress. He cooked his meals on an open fire. He hiked by foot all over Israel.

Jesus was an outdoorsman.

In order to appreciate the life of Christ in the Gospels, we need to remind ourselves and our children that the Bible times did not include luxuries like running water, cell phones, and microwaves. Camping is a great opportunity to experience the life of Christ in its simplicity.

To cook meals on a fire like Jesus did (Jn 21:9), and schedule your sleep with the rising of the sun and the setting of the same is a good thing.

The Troops of Saint George not only teaches virtue and manliness, it reminds us about the simplicity of Christ’s life while He was among us.

Do you love being part of the Troops of Saint George? Please forward this email to any parents that might be interested in TSG. Grow your troop and spread the word!

Have a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter,

Taylor Marshall

PS: Our TSG campouts should be cell phone free. Fathers can have them to be in contact with their wives, but the young men should not have them. Fathers should not use them to check sports scores, text, or do business. Put your phone in the glove box of your car.

Be present to God. Be present to each other. Be present to your sons.

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