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 response 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.

Be prepared