Work Hard in Faith

The Pirate Gospel — Second Thessalonians Chapter Three

Keep a weather eye out fer any crew who be idlin’ and causin’ disruption  — who not be followin’ Skipper’s teachings and word. At all times work hard in faith.

Work Hard in Faith

Know full well, you do, how a feller should follow in the steps of the Son. He scarce put his head down at night fer the sun rose and he whar back at work helping folks. We ought ter do the same.

Remember the rule we set when we whar with you: “If a mate won’ work he ‘ill go without grub.” Therefore, make it yer task ter toil day and night, sweatin’ and strivin’, so as not ter be a burden ter any. Do this not so as ter ‘ave plenty ter share and be an example fer lubbers and crew.

Thar be rumors swirlin’ ’bout that some among yer crew be idle and causin’ mischief. If this be the case — if they not be occupied with honest work — cast ’em out. Thar be no place fer meddlin’ malcountents among Skipper’s crew. Such rabble need ter be put ashore on a narrow spit of shoal so as ter learn how ter be grateful fer Skippers grace and mercy.

In the name of the Son, we command and encourage such rascals ter settle down and earn thar grub by honest, hard work and not be constantly goin’ ’bout with thar hands out like street beggers. Ter see such among Skipper’s crew ‘ill lead lubbers ter think Skip don’ care fer his own and we know full well he does. The Son said as much.

“Give us this day our daily bread,” said the Son.

Well now, if the Son taught us ter ask in such a fashion we ought ter expect Skipper to feed his own.

Make it yer task ter look and see if thar be work that needs ter be done. Put yer shoulder into hard labor in order ter make life easier fer others. Do this and Skipper ‘ill see ter it that you be fed and well, you may lay ter that.

Heed these words and if any should do otherwise, give ’em a wide berth. Any who won’ listen ter the words of a disciple of the Son won’ listen ter the Son, of that you can be sure. You think I’m lying? Why did not the Son say as much?

Work Hard in Sharing Yer Faith

“Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me.” – the Son (Luke 10:16)

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If they obey my teaching, they will obey yours also. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.” – the Son (John 15-17)

Fer any who reject our words — given ter us from the Son and Skipper — may they feel the weight of thar shame. But don’t treat ’em as foes; rather, warn ’em as ye would fellow crew. Perhaps with a sharp rebuke they ‘ill come ’round.

Our Prayer fer Crew

Mates, pray fer us that the word of the Son be swift in its spread and held in high regard, just as it be among yer crew. We beseech you ter be rescued from the clutches of those wicked and vile souls who oppose Skipper and his word. May you be unwavering in love and fortified by yer faith. We trust in the Son that you ‘ill follow and persist in our directives. May the Son steer yer hearts toward the love of Skipper and be filled full with the resolute Spirit of the Son.