THE SCENE: Perfect weather, upper 60’s and sunny.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side Straddle Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Slow Tempo Squats, 10 Arm Swings, Ten Cherry Pickers
Mosey to Playground. All my benches: Elevens starting with 10 Bench Jumps and 1 Decline Merkin.
Mosey to Outdoor Pavilion Close to Outdoor Chapel. Partner Up. While one partner runs to light post in nearby parking lot, the other partner does exercises. Then partners switch up. Each team will do 100 Big Boys, 100 Decline Merkins and 100 Squats.
Mosey to Parking Lot by Soccer Fields. There will be bricks piled by one cone. Partner up again. One partner will run with bricks to other cone, stop there and do 10 Mini Man Makers, then return. The other partner will be exercising. Then partners switch. These are the exercises: 100 Bicycle Kicks, 100 Flutter Kicks, 100 Squats.
Mosey to grass across street from living quarters on southern side of park. 20 Hello Dollies in Cadence
Mosey to Stop Sign at Southeast Corner of Admin Bldg. 20 American Hammers in Cadence
Mosey to Boulder Pile. Each man grabs boulder. We do the following in cadence: 25 Overhead Presses, 25 Curls, 25 Rows, 25 Squats. Run up Space Station and back to boulder pile. Rinse and repeat on the exercises with boulders.
Mosey to Stop Sign at Northeast Corner of Admin Bldg. 20 Box Cutters.
Mosey to AO.
10 Table Saws in Cadence
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 with 2 FNG’s: Hangover (Dhiren Zavere) and Contempt (Jonathan Edwards)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I exist. That one is easy. I know I exist when I am hurting after an F3 workout. I know I exist when I have sexual urges, when I am aware of my feelings of happiness, anger, sadness, or love. My own experiences feel me each day and I am continually aware of myself in them. With my own inward focus, in my waking, daily routines and sleeping, I am aware that I exist.
God exists. When I say that, it changes everything. Henri Nouwen, a Catholic Priest and former teacher at the Notre Dame University, the Yale Divinity School and the Harvard Divinity School states that “as soon as I say ‘God exists’, my existence no longer can remain in the center, because the essence of the knowledge of God reveals my own existence as deriving its total being from his. That is the true conversion experience.”
When I say God exists, my own life is not center stage. God is center stage. God is my creator. When I say God exists, it behooves me to think of this Creator. If I am but one creature in God’s creation, why did God create me? What led to his desiring to create me? Am I just some fleck that he makes and then throws aside. Or does he want me to stay close, to listen to him, to talk to him. If I say God exists it would behoove me to find out more about him, to read his words, to see what others think about this creator.
Henri Nouwen goes on about the implications of saying God exists: “I suddenly or slowly find my own existence revealed to me and through the knowledge of God. Then it becomes real for me that I can love myself and my neighbor only because God has loved me first. . . . Once I ‘know’ God, that is, once I experience his love as the love in which all my human experiences are anchored, I can only desire one thing: to be in that love. “Being” anywhere else, then, is shown to be illusory and eventually lethal.
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