Chase The Lion – Live Your Dream Life
After reading “Chase The Lion” by Mark Batterson, I was inspired both by Benaiah the brave and courageous man who battled a lion in a pit on a snowy day and came out victorious - this scripture comes from 2 Samuel 23:20. As well as the symbolic message of chasing your dreams and running to the roar.
This symbolic theme was shared with our Prep boys in Chapel where the comparison of fighting a lion (our dreams/goals) in a pit (a terrible environment) on a snowy day (harsh climate and conditions) was given real-life context within our school. The aim was to stretch our boys' imagination and to incorporate this comparison into our values program where I hope to inspire our boys to be like Benaiah and chase their lion, their God-given purpose in life.
I hope to encourage our boys to dream so BIG that their dreams scare them, that each boy chooses to run to the roar and that team Saints becomes our collective “pride”.
Mark Batterson wrote, “In every dream journey, there comes a moment when you have to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. You have to go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.” I think this is a beautiful description of growing our boys within our Methodist foundation, our good boy Great Saint initiative and our encouragment towards Saints grit.
Furthermore, the Lion Chaser Manifesto will add to the values class teaching of this theme and I hope that our boys will be able to read the manifesto and find it inspirational and supportive of their own dreams. (I encourage a Google search of this manifesto).
I hope that parents will engage with their son around this theme and encourage their son to chase their lion and to bravely run to the roar.
Boys: Never stop dreaming – dream BIG
Mr. Q Pascoe