Heavy blocks and heavy thoughts at PHOP

    • When: 06/03/20
    • QIC: Bill Nye
    • The PAX: Roxanne, Tinker Toy, Ironsight, Jester, Vuvuzela

SSH, Imperial Walkers, Hill Billy Walkers, cherry pickers, merkans
10 curls, 10 manmakers, 10 squats with a tricep extension

Mosey across the street. Alternate 10 burpees and 20 big boy sit ups per light post (about a mile, 7 rounds of each)

In the parking lot with the coupons again- bear crawl drag down the parking lot, hair burners on the way back. 10 cleans where you set the block down between each rep. Shampoo.
Next we moved across the field by carrying the coupon while we did a lunge with each leg, squat, lunge each leg then manmaker all the way across. Mosey the other 3 sides of the church, 5 squat jumps on the other two corners.

Ended with just enough time to clean up and have a short conversation.

In my life I have been fortunate to meet quite a few HIM. One of these men is Dub Massey. Dub is one of the friendship 9 and a world class individual. He is exceedingly kind and patient, in large part due to his faith.

One time I had a group of students interviewing Mr. Massey about his experiences. A student asked him “Mr. Massey, you mentioned getting dressed up. If you knew that you were going to be hit and spat on, why did you put on nice clothes?”

His answer has resonated me in the ensuing years.

“Because we wanted to separate ourselves. These other people were not acting how they should. The difference in our clothing was one easy distinction between dignified and not. Between right, and not.”

He said that retaliation would have derailed their message of peace, love, and acceptance.

This really struck a chord in me. He knew what he was doing was right and so he dressed the part. And more importantly, he acted the part.

It is important that we listen to one another. It is important that we reach out and try to understand people who do not look, or act like us.

At the end of the day we all human beings and we all should take the time to get right and then do right by our fellow humans.


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