Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ritual Power Hour

This piece originally appeared in the "Key Crew," the official newsletter of the Key Man Conference. It was written by Bro. Alex Garcia, who was participating in Track 2 at KMC 2012. The article caught the eye of "Dad" Labagh, EO of PA DeMolay, and he sent it my way, recommending it as a blog post. Enjoy!

During Ritual Hour, we at Key Man Conference learned the basics of why we need to know ritual and why it is so important to the core of organization. We learned not just the words, but what the meaning is behind the words. Once you understand what the true meaning is behind what you are saying, it becomes much easier to learn the ritual and the words will come to you more easily. However, learning ritual is not just about memorizing and learning the values that the words teach; it is also an honor. By learning the ritual we will have the privilege to follow in the footsteps of all the DeMolays who have come before us and said these same words. Over the next few days, each of us will have the opportunity, with help of our Advisors, to learn the ritual that has meant so much to so many of the members of this organization over the years, and we can all earn our Obligations Cards!

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