Don’t Bury Your Talents

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  • When: 23/07/2019
  • QIC: Doink
  • The PAX: Aquaman, Culpeper, Fifty-Cent, Scholls, Twister, Updraft

7 Jax PAX beat the fartsack — YHC was tempted, I must admit after a long day in the sun chasing 2.0s throughout Summer Waves in Jekyll Island — YHC was already exhausted…but a late night/last minute beatdown planning session got me excited for a Tuesday Thunderdome Q:

WarmUp:

Tried changing things up with a new warmup move: Mountain Man Poopers — here’s the description:

This legendary exercise created deep in the wilderness of the Smoky Mountains resembles the aftermath of eating a helping of Grandma’s squirrel gravy. This is a 4 Count Exercise often performed during warm-up. Step 1: From a standing position, bend over to touch toes. Step 2: Squat low, put arms straight out front. Step 3: Back to touching toes position from Step 1. Step 4: Stand Up with a single clap. Repeat until effects of squirrel gravy have subsided.

Let’s just say, YHC couldn’t get things going correctly and Aquaman reminded me “if you can’t Q it, don’t do it…” — enough said…on to what I know

  • SSH x10 (IC)
  • Michael Phelps x15 (IC)
  • Reacher x12 (IC)
  • 5 Burpees OYO

The Thang:

Mosey to Parking Lot for Pyramid Suicides:

At start Pax will do:

  • 20 Rocky Balboas — run to 1st island — 10 Merkins — run back
  • 20 Rocky Balboas — run to 2nd island — 20 Merkins — run back
  • 20 Rocky Balboas — run to 3rd island — 30 Merkins — run back
  • 20 Rocky Balboas — run to 2nd island — 20 Merkins — run back
  • 20 Rocky Balboas — run to 1st island — 10 Merkins — run back

Mosey to Playground:

5 Pull Ups/10 Carolina Dry Docks/20 Gorilla Humpers — run to far light pole

  • Repeato 3x

On picnic tables: 20 Derkins/20 Dips/20 Step Ups (each leg)

Mosey to Turf Field:

Batwings for YHC’s friend Twister:

All IC — no rest between exercises:

Big Arm Circles Fwd (20)/Big Arm Circles Bwd (20)/Seal Jacks (15)/Overhead Claps (15)

Pax moves to Goal Line for Charles Bronsons:

  • 25 SSH (IC) — sprint/run fast as you can to opposite goal line — seal crawl (or bear crawl) 10 yards to back of end zone — mosey back to start
  • 25 Shoulder Taps (each shoulder) — sprint/run to opposite goal line — crawl 10 yards to back of end zone — mosey back to start
  • 50 LBCs — sprint/run to opposite goal line — crawl 10 yards to back of end zone — mosey to flag

Count-0-rama and Name-a-rama

Prayers: Fifty Cent 2.0 had concussion, pray for patience and healing, also Lamar (Fifty Cent assistant) pray for her healing/God’s comfort regarding her cancer

Culpeper nephew recently checked into rehab — prayers for healing and wisdom and strength to recover and heal

YHC’s 2.0 (Drop-In) flying to Washington for Camp on Saturday, prayers for safe trip and him not being a knucklehead.

All others that are unspoken but needed.


The only message YHC had was as a sort of reminder to himself: to not bury your talents. Reminded of the Parable of the Talents:

From Wikipedia:

In both Matthew and Luke, a master puts his servants in charge of his goods while he is away on a trip. Upon his return, the master assesses the stewardship of his servants. He evaluates them according to how faithful each was in making wise investments of his goods to obtain a profit. It is clear that the master sought some profit from the servants’ oversight. A gain indicated faithfulness on the part of the servants. The master rewards his servants according to how each has handled his stewardship. He judges two servants as having been “faithful” and gives them a positive reward. To the single unfaithful servant, who “played it safe”, a negative compensation is given.

YHC has heard the parable many times and oddly, related to the servant who “played it safe” — always feeling like “he was trying his best not to lost anything, it’s better to be safe than to risk…”

But the reality is, he buried his talents, he never put what he was given to good use. Talent in this case (and I believe in the parable) is a double meaning — Talent literally meaning the amount of money, but also the meaning we understand today, our God-given gifts within our personalities and the things we bring to the community. We should (again this is a big reminder to YHC) be striving to share our talents as much as possible, even putting ourselves at risk (i.e., risk of embarrassment, feeling uncomfortable, feeling exposed, etc…).

Thank you for F3 and thank you for allowing me to lead.

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