It’s been said that being a fighter pilot is like being in a motorcycle gang — except your mother is still proud of you. In a vaguely related story, the Chapel community at Fort Rucker took an opportunity to integrate their faith with a “gang” of motorcycle riders in a local “fellowship ride.” One of the mentors, Dave Peterson, explained why faith meshes so neatly with the motorcycle “gang:”
Because we share so much in common, it bonds us. We live out our faith. We enjoy motorcycle riding and we enjoy being together and building those bonds of friendship and sharing the things that mean the most to us.
Peterson may not know it, but that is an appropriate description of the community of believers in the military, as well.