Get High on Life

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 27, 1999

Harold Keller / L’Observateur / November 27, 1999

I recently had the privilege of doing a family intervention that included an unmarried mother with an alcohol problem and her concerned mother. Inthe course of the conversation, as I stressed the importance for the young lady to change her life, I asked her if she ever intended to marry? “No,” was her quick reply. “I’m turned off on men.” “How can you be?” I asked.”You’ve probably never met a real man. I’m sure you know a lot of males,but real men, I don’t think so.” She seemed puzzled. “There’s a bigshortage of godly men in this country,” I continued. She smiled and said, “I guess you’re right,” and her mother nodded her head in agreement.

I found out that the young lady’s dad was a heavy drinker and pretty rough in his relationship with all the family. Yes, he was a man but in myopinion, not a real man.

What is a real man? Glad you asked! Jay Richard of Lutcher has a bumper sticker on his truck that reads: “Real Men Love Jesus.” I like that. Realmen love their wives and treat them with respect. Real men provide,protect, and are the spiritual leaders in their families. They pray togetherand are role models for their children.

As I left the young lady and her mother that night, I thought about having a gathering of men – a prayer breakfast with men having a desire to be the godly men we were created to be. (Believe me, I’m not there yet, but I havea desire to be a real man.)I called a few of Get High on Life supporters and we agreed to have a Gathering of Men Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast will be sponsored by GetHigh on Life. It will be held on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 a.m., at the HolidayInn in LaPlace. Please accept this as an invitation to attend. We only askthat you call 652-8477 to make your reservation. The only requirement foradmission is a desire to be the Christian man God intended you to be.

Remember – real men love Jesus! Hope to see you Friday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn in LaPlace!

Harold Keller is a regular columnist for L’Observateur

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