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 Chaplain Corner - April 2021 


April 1, 2021


From the Chaplain’s Pen.........................................................................Chaplain Al Lowe

My Comrades: April 2021 Over the past four months I have been on a campaign for appointment of the Southern Conference and ultimately the VFW National Chaplain. At the time of the voting in March, I came in second. It was a fair election of three senior chaplains, and I came in second.

Now I could be angry and do some name calling. That would prove one thing – I am a poor loser. However, I am more than that. Sure, I was disappointed. And sure, I really thought I was going to win the position. But when the counting was done, (again) I came in second.

I could have claimed ballot irregularity – someone was messing with the voting count. But that would be a sore loser. I knew who was counting the votes, and I was certain it was accomplished correctly – and of the three candidates, I came in second.

The point is that we all get looked over and from time to time, come in second. I did our Department proudly. I am proud of what I said and did because I said the correct and truthful things. And I came in second.

But this time, and always, there is more to life than being the top vote-getter. I still have my calling as a Chaplain. I still have my friends and comrades in peace as I did in war. I did the correct thing in the correct manner – none of which I am sorry.

The lesson I share with you as you read this paragraph is that not always will we get what we want. Sometimes what we want if best suited with someone else. So, I refuse to pout; I refuse to get sore. I refuse to get angry. I will continue with my service to my Lord, the VFW, and my family.

And if anyone wants to join me in a Diet Coke, I will even buy the first round.

Blessings to you, Comrades!

Chaplain Al Lowe, MA. DMin

VFW Post 4008 Chaplain

District 14 Chaplain

Texas VFW State Chaplain



Bible Verse Of The Month

  Psalm 90, Verse 4
"For a thousand years in thy sight

are but as yesterday when it is

 past, and as a watch in the night."


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