Today I will haul my geek bag downtown one last time before I return home and trade in the cell phone, headsets and laptops for barefeet, sand and oysters. Yep, I will be taking the week off from this crazy world, following an example set out by our Savior himself:
31Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 32So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. Mark 6:31-32 (New International Version)
Next week there will be some treats in store for the Buffet, as I know just because I am resting that the remainder of you are still out in the world, training and buffeting yourself each day. So here is a little video that may keep you going. Its by Weezer. Evidently this song is the theme song for our tension loving soccer team, and since they go up against Ghana tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate. Its called Represent.
The chorus here is very interesting
You know it
It matters how you play the game
It matters that you can take the pain
You don’t wanna lie, steal or cheat your way to the top ohhh
It matters what your people think
You represent your family
But that’s just one more reason to see that it matters whether you win or lose
Well, as much as I like soccer, and as much I want the US to win. ( I did by the way take a run around a section of cubicles with my hands in the air screaming GOOOAAAALLL after the 91st minute goal on Wednesday) As much as that’s true. There’s only one thing where it does matter if you win or lose, and that’s a life full of love and the spirit, given over to our Savior. That’s how you Represent!
34Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:34-37
Enjoy the Week. Cheer for the Yanks, and Represent!