October is hitting so hard that we still have not slowed down in Kansas.
This last weekend, the men of this campus took the first steps in becoming dangerous for the Kingdom of God. At one of the most manly and underutilized places on campus, the tractor shed behind the Abbey, Saint Paul's Outreach at Benedictine College gathered around 30 men for brunch after Sunday mass. The morning started with sometime of brotherhood throwing the football around and playing a few rounds of Kubb. Then, we gathered together for an incredible brunch full of everything good. After we spent some time eating and getting to know the men around our table, Derek, one of our SPO Missionaries, took some time and challenged the men to join Dangerous Men. Dangerous Men is a program that SPO has adopted to help men come together and learn how to fight together spiritually. Unlike anything else I have ever seen, it helps men realize that their identity actually flows from God the Father, who loves them and sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for them. It also helps men learn how to be authentic with one another, seek the aid of the Lord and their brothers in trying times, and help men gain ground in freedom and purity.
AND THE MEN HAVE RESPONDED. After hearing Derek and a couple other testimonies, 28 of the men signed up and committed that morning to join us for the next 7 weeks. On top of that, a few men have even convinced their roommates to run through Dangerous Men and a couple houses across campus will be running through the program together.
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life for evermore." - Psalm 133:1,3