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Fellowship: The Glue Men Need

    • When: 07/03/19
    • QIC: Italian Job
    • The PAX: White Hat, Al Gore, Schrute, River Rat, Jelly, Lockpick, Honeypot, Triad, Focker, Sir Purr, Apache, The Big Fundamental, Kenyan, Italian Job

YHC had the privilege of spending this morning with 14 total #HIM (9 boot, 4 trail runners, and 1 road runner). The disclaimer was disclaimed and we were off. Here’s what we did.

The Thang

  • 25 SSHs (IC)
  • 20 Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • 15 Windmills (IC)
  • 10 Mountain Climbers (IC)
  • 5 Burpees

Mosey to the benches

  • 75 Calf Raises (25 normal, 25 in, 25 out)
  • 25 Dips
  • 25 Alternating Shoulder Taps
  • 25 Blastoff Merkins

Mosey to the wall

  • 25 Diamond Merkins (IC)
  • People’s Chair (IC)
  • 15 Wall Lunges
  • BTTW
  • 15 Australian Mountain Climbers

Mosey to the bleachers

  • 15 Cliffhanger Merkins
  • 25 Squats

Mosey to COT

  • 10 Captain Thors (200 American Hammers, 55 Big Boy Situps)
  • Stretches
  • 40 LBCs (IC)
  • 10 Boxcutters (IC)
  • 5 Burpees

NMM

F3 is special. What separates us from other fitness groups is the fellowship and friendship of brothers who keep us accountable. Scripture uses the Greek term “koinonia” to describe this fellowship. It is selfless emersion into each other’s lives. This means calling the friend you haven’t seen in a while. It means investing in your brother and making sure he is accelerating. It means being there, not only when it’s convenient, but when it is needed. Fellowship is more than getting together for lunch – it is living life as a companion and participant. Fellowship is selfless and more than lip service, it is action.

How do we know what fellowship looks like? If your neighbor or co-worker saw you tonight having dinner with friends, would they see a spark that would make them want to pull up a chair? When your neighbors see you in church or at the community pool, do they see the fraternal love you and your brothers share? Do they yearn to have that kind of friendship?

This morning while standing in the darkness with my brothers, I asked the brothers to tell me what they could see in the distance. We knew there were trees, but had no idea how many. Then I lit up my 1800 lumen headlamp and shined it in front of us. Though we thought we could see well in the dark, we had no idea what we were missing until the light was cast that direction. Just the same, we had no idea we needed fellowship until F3 lit up our paths. You see, we have the antidote to what ails America today. We have fellowship that makes men turn from their sad sacks and emerge as #HIM. We build each other up to make them invigorate their homes, workplaces, and communities. There’s something about breaking sweat with your brothers. That shared suffering develops perseverance and builds our character to face the challenges that wait for us just over the horizon.

My challenge to you is to light the dark paths. Bring a beacon of hope to those wallowing in the shadows. Let our fellowship drive out the darkness of depression. Give away what has been given to you. Darkness has no chance against the light. Take what you have experienced and shape your communities for the better. When I fall down, help me up. When you fall back, I’ll be there for you. The world is a dark place, but with your brothers beside you lighting the path, you will not be overcome.

Aye!

Italian Job

Announcements

  • July 4 Convergence tomorrow, 0700 @ManU followed by 2nd F at Panera

Prayers

  • Marriages
  • Those battling cancer (Sir Purr’s friend Rusty, Fundamental’s mother-in-law)

 

 

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