40…

This morning, during TSG practice 40, we did what we always do when a team reaches practice 40 – we listen to 40.

We don’t listen for 40 minutes, we don’t speak for 4, we don’t hear from 40, we tune into four artists who’ve been loyal to the music, the musicians; not so much. The BTL tradition for team practice 40 is to take a long, live, listen to the song titled 40, written by Bono and performed by the band U2. The song is a tribute to the Psalmist who wrote, you guessed it, Psalm 40. Check it out, friend, you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s Bono belief system on his band.

“I think it’s claustrophobic, but it’s never narrowing, because the friction of different points of view makes you better. And the thing that’ll make you less and less able to realize your potential is a room that’s empty of argument. And I would be terrified to be on my own as a solo singer, not to have a band to argue with, I mean, I surround myself with argument, and a band, a family of very spunky kids, and a wife who’s smarter than anyone. I like being challenged. You’re as good as the arguments you get.”

What can you learn, friend, from Psalm 40, the song 40, and the band who’s been playing together for more than 40 years? Today, I learned from one of the TSG leaders who cornered me after practice to give me some feedback I could use. He told me his perspective on the power of prayer – listen more. Loved it. Love him. We are one but we’re not the same. I am a work in process. My worldview is changing and rock solid. I am singing my song. You?

Live hard. Love harder…

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