Fear of Invitation and Lord Baden Powell

Fear is the emotion of the future the inability to predict what is going to happen next. The reason many people
say that they don’t invite their family and friends to something they love is fear. They can’t be sure what the reponse
of their friend or family member is going to be so they decide not to invite
Perhaps we can learn from Lord Baden Powell who made famous two words Be Prepared. The meaning of the motto
is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out
and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise. In the twelve steps of
becoming an inviting church step seven is practice the question “would you like to come to church with me?”
Perhaps we also need to practice the potential responses as well and then we would really be prepared.
You rarely regret the things you do, you regret the things you don’t do so by being prepared we can
overcome our fear and have less regrets.

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