Mosey – Mission – 5 Core – SSH; Mosey – Weedpickers; Mosey – Michael Phelps – PAX assemble for instructions.
As we approach the 4th Sunday of Lent – we celebrate John Climacus and his work The Ladder of Divine Ascent.
As such, we began our uphill climb, one mailbox at a time. At each mailbox perform 1 Merkin & 1 Squat more than the last mailbox, and fall back two mailboxes, where you perform 8 reps of a Mary (the +8).
Almost everyone completed up to 15 mailboxes, for a total of: 120 Merkins, 120 Squats, and 120 Marys.
“The lessening of evil breeds abstinence from evil; and
abstinence from evil is the beginning of repentance; and
the beginning of repentance is the beginning of salvation; and the beginning of salvation is a good resolve; and
a good resolve is the mother of labors. And
the beginning of labors is the virtues; and
the beginning of the virtues is a flowering, and
the flowering of virtue is the beginning of activity. And
the offspring of virtue is perseverance; and
the fruit and offspring of persevering practice is habit, and
the child of habit is character. And
good character is the mother of fear; and
fear gives birth to the keeping of commandments in which I include both Heavenly and earthly. And the keeping of the commandments is a sign of love; and
the beginning of love is an abundance of humility; and
an abundance of humility is the daughter of dispassion; and
the acquisition of the latter is the fullness of love, that is to say, the perfect indwelling of God in those who through dispassion are pure in heart, for they shall see God.
And to Him the glory for all eternity. Amen”
(from Step 27)
from His Grace Bishop Basil
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