13 men came out on a balmy and windy last day of November 2016. As the Q, and being the slowest man in the group, I offered options to the PAX (just didn’t want to be the last one in). That said we ended up with 3 groups covering 5.25 miles, 6.25 miles, and 7.25 miles. This worked out pretty well as we all finished up around the same time. As I was running in group one, which ended up being Sooner, Flamer and me, I soon found my normal position which was last in the slow group (what made me feel real bad was the pace I was running was faster than normal, I gotta get faster). So as I was running along by myself (did I mention I was last), I was reminded by our Creator that this fits in nicely with the WOD. The world challenges us to be 1st but Christ says that the last shall be 1st, I’m sure that had nothing to do with running, but it made me feel better at the time.
WOD: I was reminded this past week that as Christians we need to turn from chasing the world views and chase Christ’s views. It’s really quite simple, but very difficult to live out each day. I was reminded that if the world says we need to strive to be #1, Christ say the last shall be 1st; if the world says look out for yourself, Christ says look out for others; if the world says get even with your enemies, Christ says love your enemies; if the world says what looks good is good, Christ says what’s on the inside is what matters. There’s a pattern here, everything that Christ says is opposite from what the world says, so let us pause at every thought and decision and think of what the world is saying, and then do the opposite and we just might notice a big difference in each day, in each relationship, and in each decision in life.