#Brotherhood A Re-Introduction:
Let us begin…
There once was a noble profession known as firefighting and then those who loved it most fought for it the least.
Their once unstoppable passion for the calling was replaced with the search for fame, recognition, and authority.
Division replaced unity, bitterness replaced brotherhood, the calling became a career, and firefighters became employees. All the while politics and policy makers saw this as an opportunity to continue to divide us.
For if we are divided searching for our own success, our focus is distracted, and our strength is diminished due to our loss of the greatest tradition in the fire service:
This is not a fictional story. This is the slow erosion of our values and beliefs right in front of our very eyes.
We choose to ignore it, and not believe that it is true but think for a moment about the following questions:
Are you tired of the negativity in the fire service?
Have you noticed the increasing trend of our brothers and sisters struggling?
Do you believe that we do a great job of helping others but fail at helping one another sometimes?
Have ever felt this way?
Has your once passionate desire for the fire service been diminished by others?
Do you feel abandoned?
“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion, I will bring you back” Isaiah 54:7
Let’s bring it back, by taking the first step towards redemption. We must choose to lift others up and continue forward no matter the environment.
Jesus is out model, our brothers are our ministry, so let us begin…