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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

‘The best is yet to come’

by Father Terence Tully, for the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 24, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Scouting is largely “outing” in its spelling, as has been often said. Today, as I write this in a nursing home, I think of Scouting as more outing than ever.

A Scout can think of Outer Space not just as science fiction but a fact of history, with names, dates, national organizations, photos, and even movies about events such as moon landings, along with space stations and shuttle visits to them.

This information equips a Scout to go in imagination further and further, by telescope, radio, and future possibilities to the furthest boundaries of the universe.

I am just exploring the material boundaries of the world. God is a Spirit. The angels are spirit. The whole realm of eternity is superior to the material. The best is yet to come. Details, we do not yet know.

We have been made for it. Our duty to God points us in this direction. My spell in this nursing home, St. Joseph Care Center, helps me think along this line.

Meanwhile, we live in this cozy world, with its cities, lands, mountains, lakes, oceans, and also its dangers of disasters, wars — and its splendid opportunities.

God bless us.

*****

Coming events

• Bishop’s Recognition Day, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, 2 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane. Bishop Skylstad will confer religious medals on Scouts and other youth who have earned them.

Information

For information on the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting and its activities, contact Father Terence Tully, diocesan Scout chaplain, 221 E. Rockwood Blvd., Apt. 308, Spokane, WA 99202-1200, phone (509) 458-7674; or Joe Schmitz, chairperson of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, 400 S. Jefferson, Suite 112, Spokane, WA 99204; (509) 747-7499.

Click here for the web site of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting!


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