THE SCENE: Not too hot, but incredibly HUMID
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
No Side Straddle Hops, those are only done when Pool Boy is in attendance.
Baby Arm Circles
Pick up CMU’s, and jump into a circuit style workout.
6 stations, workout for 50 seconds, with 10 seconds to rotate. Hit each station 6 times or until we run out of time. Push your heart rate knowing you have a built in break. You can tailor this to any skill level, no counting, and very social.
The stations are as follows:
that is it, rinse and repeat 6 times for a total of 36 minutes
We had time for a short round of LBC’s
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
What do you think of when someone says “have a blessed day”??? What does that mean? I struggle with that because of what we consider a blessing might be. Is a blessing being healthy, wealthy, and wise? It could be, but in Matthew 5, the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount begins with the Beatitudes. Some of these statements run counter to culture. They don’t once reference health, wealth, or wisdom. You could translate Blessed to mean Happy, and if you read these in that manner, it flips the notion of a blessing on its head.
1.“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
It means that the people who are “poor in spirit,” or humble, can be with God in Heaven.
2.“Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
It means that people who are suffering will be taken care of by The Lord.
3.“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
It means that the ones who are humble are going to be the “heirs of the earth,” or in other words, leaders.
4.“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
It means that the ones who are after what is right will get what they want.
5.“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”
It means that the ones who have mercy on the less fortunate will get mercy from them.
6.“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
It means that the ones who do not sin and keep their hearts pure are the ones who will go to Heaven.
7.“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”
It means that if you bring peace into the world, God will call you His son.
8.“Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
It means that if you do what is right and you know that it is right but people believe it to be wrong, you will go to Heaven.
To be “blessed” isn’t always happy in the moment, but these blessing truly bring you closer to Jesus. So when someone tells you to “have a blessed day”, take a moment to ponder that meaning, and use it to check yourself to see how you are “blessed” form the list above. If you tell someone to have a blessed day, are you telling them (#2) that you are wishing suffering upon them? Are you wishing (#8) persecution upon them? I do not have the correct answer here, and I am not trying to discourage anyone from using that phrase, but I think that phrase carries a significant amount of weight that is often lost in the moment. So use this to reflect on your own blessings when you hear this phrase. Consider how you can draw nearer to Jesus, and the model that it takes to follow him, because it certainly isn’t about health, wealth, and wisdom.
Mandolin has the Rona.
Pray for an F3 Brother at Juco who has been served with divorce papers.
Pringle will be having hip replacement surgery on 6/6.
5/25 we will celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Shamrock, and we will pass the flag to Betty and crown him the new AOQ of Shamrock.