A quick reminder about The Arena, this is an opportunity to serve our community simply by your presence at a workout. Our faithfulness and continued presence is what we believe will eventually begin to entice men of The Healing Place to join us in the gloom. We ask that you consider sacrificing your normal Saturday workout once in a while to help these men see the dedication of F3 and show them the benefits of Fitness, Fellowship, & Faith.
A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a f3 brother, we discussed how Paul sought to share the Gospel with all by being willing to be present a manor that would best relate to that person. Not that he would be someone fake or false, but a man willing to change how he walked, in order that Christ might be made known to someone who might not otherwise be able to relate to the Gospel. Sometimes in the gloom that may mean hanging back to encourage a brother, or going at a pace a little faster than you are comfortable, all to share in the burdens of the men we run beside. Please consider walking with the men of The Healing Place, that they may step into the arena. See the sign up link below, we are looking for 8 to 10 f3 men weekly.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23 “22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither knowvictory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt 1910