The Oxford dictionary defines camaraderie as “mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.” At ALERT, the men spend a lot of time together. They live together, learn together, train together, grow together, and get challenged together on a daily basis. We often put the men through complex scenarios that require them to work together to accomplish the task at hand. Doing these types of events really shows the importance of working well together and building healthy relationships.
It reminds me of the body of Christ, and how we are to respond to each other. “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:3-5 ESV. Oh, that we would be people of humility, caring for those around us as Christ cares for us.
Striving for Christ,
Sergeant Major Matthew Moody
ALERT Battalion Sergeant Major