INTRO: This morning’s edition of Bedrock was a reboot of a previous workout, with some minor modifications. We had a strong showing of 18 men, none of whom left wanting more.
COP: World’s greatest stretch, while the bell-tappers got their blocks and got theirs arses online.
THANG: Each man took a turn throwing a 60# sandbag around the perimeter of the circle, while the PAX performed an exercise for the length of time it took the bag thrower to complete his trip.
The exercises were:
curls for the girls, squats w/ blocks, flutter kicks, OHP, calf raises w/ block, unnamed ab exercise #1 (basically, from the V position on the ground, raise both legs up and over a block standing tall without your feet touching the deck), alternating merkins, Bobby Hurleys, unnamed ab exercise #2 (same as #1, but the block is laying lengthwise instead of standing), tri extensions, Bulgarian squats on block, high LBC’s, block presses, gorilla squats on block, dying cockroach, skull crushers, toe taps
MARY: WW1 situps w/ block
Numberama, Namerama, Pledge, Announcements:
DEVO: What does “perfect love” look like? Consider for a moment the scene of the Last Supper. Jesus knew it was the last meal He would have with his guys before being handed over to the Jews to be crucified, even though His guys had no idea. I can imagine these guys laughing at and with each other, like guys do. Sharing fellowship with each other – this very close band of men who traveled together, witnessed miracles together, shared inside jokes with each other, and at times, even ran for their lives away from hostile non-believers. But you see, the other thing Jesus knew was that one of “His guys” had already betrayed Him – Judas Iscariot traded his friend and teacher for 30 pieces of silver. And what does Jesus do with the knowledge that He had been betrayed by a friend? He fellowshipped with Judas, He fed Judas, and He washed the feet of Judas. He loved Judas just the same.
I never understood how or why Jesus did this. I have jokingly said that my super power was the ability to write people off and never look back. I wrote off my best friend of 35 years, because he blew off my son’s wedding. I can only imagine what I would do if my friend essentially signed my death warrant.
Here’s the thing: I am Judas. How many times have I let God down? How many times have I asked for forgiveness, only to make the same stupid decisions (decisions, not mistakes) again and again? How many times have I not put my family first? How many times have I made a selfish financial decision, essentially trading my relationship with God for 30 pieces of silver?
I am Judas, and with that knowledge, I am thankful for His perfect love.
MOLESKIN: Welcome FNG Astaire, Lamar Sales. Lamar is from here, but now lives in Texas. He gave one of the best bio’s I have heard from an FNG, recounting joining the Air Force after 9/11, doing search and rescue. Then he joined the Army in various combat leadership roles, and earned 2 Bronze Stars in Afghanistan. Lamar is an obvious badass, who said, “I’m a quiet guy, I don’t talk trash, but if someone wants to ‘dance’, I’ll dance!” So with an impressive background like that, what name does the PAX hang on him? “Astaire”, as in Fred Astaire, in reference to his “dancing” comment.
Also, today is Belding’s birthday. He somehow kept it quiet during the workout, but I’m sure the men of Bedrock will make up for it when he Q’s on Thursday 😉