Cord of three strands…

SEAL Saturday with the boys. 25 minute run with PJ. 48:48 core work with PJ, jmo, and downer. 66 minute bike ride with downer up and down the Olentangy river valley. No Slo, Blondie, Stud, Grappy, Brett, or Kevin. No Miller, Mick, Shirtless, or even Swerve. No problem.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes’s 4: 9-12

At BTL we believe in the power of two because we believe in the power of ONE. Today, as we wound down our 48:48 core work, how appropriate was it that my favorite U2 song came blasting out of the ipad speakers. PJ didn’t know the lyrics, downer recalled our small group teaching from Harvey, and I made ’em both sit through my interpretation. Together, like every Saturday, we were better because of the power of two. And, we’re always better because of the ONE strand holding us all together – the one requiring vision over visibility.


2 thoughts on “Cord of three strands…

  1. Per Navy Seal instruction, “One is ONE. One is zero.” Per an African sage, “if you want to go fast, go alone, if you a want to go far, go together. When you go alone, one becomes none and one becomes done. Two or more is the ONE you want.

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