Today, my son, Jionni, told me that he wished he was a warrior.
It was a setup. God was up to something, so I took the bate.
"Can you describe a warrior?" I asked.
His big spirit stuffed in that 6-year old frame came alive as he piped up to name off a few qualities:
Be fights bad guys.
He keeps his 'cool'.
His words. Then he told me that he's not any one of those things. That's when it got good. I was up for the challenge.
I snapped back, "Bro, are you kidding me!"
I reminded him of the truth, "you are the toughest boy I know. You always do hard things. You have grit and tenacity. You don't take the easy route."
"The De La Nuez boys are warriors!" (we use this sort of language often) He wasn't convinced. I went on.
"If someone came up to your brother and sister and hurt them, what would you do?
Jionni: "I'd stab them with a knife."
**I had to take a detour off that one**
We got back on track and I went on.
"You are learning the fruit of the Spirit. You are practicing patience and are learning self -control. You are a warrior!"
Then we took the next minute of our drive to scream that as loud as we could. It therapeutic, soul- satisfying and spiritual all at the same time.
I'm convinced that this is the sort of accountability every man needs.
Pay attention: ACCOUNT-ABILITY.
We NEED men in our lives who can properly account for our abilities. This same principle is critical militarily too.
A commanding officer must consistently account for his abilities in order to understand what assets he has available to battle with.
The world will do a good enough job at trying to make you feel shitty. We need men who can invest the time, take the challenge and call out the goodness in other men.
Bro, you are a warrior!
You are a mighty man of God.
You were created for something epic.
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