April 15, 2022|Burke Highschool | AO – Golden Spike | Cold 38°

PAX:  Vandelay, Romeo, Chiclets, TC, Golden Pike, Mother Goose, Wait Time, Outhouse, Skipper, Black Flag.    

Q: Black Flag

Welcomed 10 PAX to a cold, clear morning at Golden Spike. Black Flag explained the mission of F3, covered the 5 core principles, checked for FNGs and reminded PAX to modify as needed.  He then instructed each PAX to grab a coupon (modified with duct tape to be a “basket”).

1 – Warm-A-Rama

PAX moseyed to the east side of the school property (dangerously close to “the hill”).  They circled up in the far parking lot for warm-a-rama:

  • Don Quixote IC (15)
  • Tappy Tap IC (15)
  • Sun gods IC (10 each direction)
  • Jump Squats on up (20)

2 – The Thang (Easter Egg Hunt)

4 Stations with a specific mosey between each.  PAX earned 1 egg at each station which they put into their coupon basket.  The PAX with the most would win a prize.  Any dropped eggs are fair game to pick steal.  The four stations took them up and down “the hill” each round.

  1. Combo Merkin (10, L+R=1) 
    1. Murder Bunnies to station 2
  2. Burpee Block Jump Over (10, L+R=1)
    1. Rifle Carry to station 3 (up the hill)
  3. Curl Press (20)
    1. Lunges to station 4
  4. Windshield Wiper (10, L+R=1)
    1. Shoulder Carry to station 1 (down the hill)

At 6:05 Omaha was called and we circled up in the middle of the lot for Mary.  American hammers with coupons were performed rancid style.

The Q asked who had gathered the most eggs; TC & Gold Pike tied for first with 11.  They were awarded a pack of Reeses Easter eggs.

Announcements

4 Year Convergence coming up

12 in 22 on April 24th

Prayer Requests

None specifically stated.

COT “Mary Magdalene???”

Matthew 28:1: “After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.”

Mary Magdalene was a disciple, a follower, of Christ.  She is mentioned a lot in scripture but we don’t know a lot of details about her.  We do know she was a woman, and in her time and location that meant her testimony did not carry much legal weight.  We also know that Jesus had cast out 7 demons from her.  We don’t know what her affliction looked like, but it’s safe to guess that she had a reputation for being crazy.  For being unpredictable.  For being unreliable.  Not the person you would choose to represent you.

A poem by Laura Buffington:

She knows before you do

all the reasons she should stay quiet.

No one will believe a woman who used to dance with demons.

A woman who used to dance.

A woman who used to.

A woman who used.

A woman.

It’s hardly a secret

when they’re talking about you

All the whispers in the world

sound a lot like shouting.

How will they ever hear her

over their idea of her?

She’s heard all the voices

but her own.

She knows from watching him

how words can kill

and death can take you by force

a day at a time

a breath at a time.

They will likely say:

“She sees things that aren’t there,”

But He said:

“Let go of what isn’t yours to hold.”

And when you know

before anyone else:

The clothes that covered death

are folded and in their place,

When you know:

life is on the move

and everyone might miss it.

When you know,

because the grave in you

is now a temple,

You clear your throat,

find your voice,

and tell anyone who will listen,

“Love is on his feet again.”

Mathew 28:2-7 “There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.””

Mary Magdalene is not the person you would choose to be your first eyewitness and yet that is exactly what God did.  He chose to work through a woman that the world would not consider.  The power of the resurrection has an eternal and earthly significance.  You might have something that you’ve done that you feel disqualifies you, or makes you unworthy, or undesirable and that is probably true.  But, God offers grace and forgiveness to redeem you.  Then he chooses to work through you to share that type of love and grace with others.

The Q closed with a prayer in Ball of Man.

Aye!

Black Flag

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