The second line of the Ragger's Creed is "I would be pure for there are those who care."
What is the first thing that comes to mind? What does pure mean to you? How are you prepared to be pure?
Found on Answers.com: "What is a pure heart? A heart free of possessiveness, a heart able to feel the sorrow of others, a heart that thirsts for what is right, a heart that is not vengeful. We see a pure heart in the face of any saintly person."
I love this. Working to be free of possessiveness and not vengeful or jealous - this is a daily task for me, I know. Part of YMCA Ragger's is to look with in yourself and command the best of yourself. Keeping your heart open and honest, searching for the good and loving others - that is pure of heart. Sound a little bit like I.L.L. (is it loving)?
I think this also means to be pure in the sense of drug or alcohol abuse. It doesn't lead to success in life, it doesn't keep you cool (though you may think you are cool when participating) and it doesn't help you. Keep your body pure-eat well, exercise, educate yourself and reach out to others. Be pure in what you watch on TV or read or when surf the net, don't join in on harassment or picking on of others, stand up for your convictions and strive to be better than you were yesterday.
Remember-Youth Empowerment Retreat (click and look for tan box) is coming up December 10, 2010! Sign up today and take this time to renew your Rag goals at camp. Hey Hey CFA-stay pure, stay true and stay CFA Strong!
I would be true, for there are those that trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those that care. . .
In the Spirit of Camp,