THE SCENE: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away… the weather was pleasant. The rain moved out and we were dry!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: If you recently battled a Wookie, maybe this workout isn’t for you
SSH IC x25 | LBAC IC x10 Each Way | TIE Fighters IC x10 each way | Tempo Squats IC x10
Mosey to the top of Mini-Cardiac for a Kessel Run in 12 parsecs
(12s of Merkins & BBS at each light pole down Rt. 66)
Travel to Cloud City
(Partner 1 runs around Pavilion; while the other partner completes AMRAP of the following: Curls, OH Press, Tris, Rows)
SWB: Stretching with Blindside until time called
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 HIMs; 0 FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Numbers 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron & his sons & tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The LORD bless you & keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, & be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly & give you peace! So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, & I will bless them.”
May the Force be with you.
We hear this quite often in Star Wars. It’s not always a Jedi that says it–one of the first instances is Han Solo telling it to Luke Skywalker, It was often used as “good luck on this dangerous mission” but also as a blessing, for good things to come your way.
Over the past 40 years, it’s become the most notable phrase from the saga. The entire notion of Star Wars Day on May 4 comes from the pun on the phrase. It has taken on almost a religious aspect for fans. It’s not surprising to see some fans respond by saying, “and also with you” as you would hear in a litany in a church.
We want to be blessed and we want to pass along the blessing. When I was in college, the Emory & Henry Choir would close every performance since its founding in 1958 with a hymn with a version of these words called the “Lutkin Benediction.” It was always a powerful and emotional moment at the close of a concert. I had the pleasure of attending many of their performances during my time at Emory since several of my fraternity brothers were always in the choir. Whatever may come, God will be with you. I ask His blessing on you as you go out into the world today. I pray that you will seek Him regularly, that you will call on Him in your dark times and praise Him all the time. May the Force (of the Lord) be with you!