Cowboy ethics

I’m almost always in the mood for a western. Not the new icky Lonesome Dove kind. I like the old white hat/John Wayne kind. Where good guys stand up for right and win. Where there is a right. Where there’s a satisfying ending. The Silverado-Open Range-Gunsmoke kind of westerns. Someone once called them America’s knights-in-shining-armor stories.

I read recently that Wyoming’s governor has now made 10 principles derived from “”the Code of the West”  a symbolic part of state law.*

Folks in Wyoming are officially urged to:

… live courageously, take pride in their work, finish what they start, do what’s necessary, be tough but fair, keep promises, ride for the brand, talk less and say more, remember that some things aren’t for sale, and know where to draw the line.

Sounds like good ethics for Christians to follow too. How ’bout it—wanna join me ‘n ride for our brand?

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