Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What I'm reading / Walkworthy Conference

This is what I'm reading right now. I was fortunate enough to go to the Walkworthy conference sponsored by Moody Conferences over the weekend and see Mr. Weber speak. It was a great encouragement to me, and so far the book does not fail to dissapoint.

I think the most important point he made at he conference was about what we need in our lives. He related the story of a friend who was a career military man. The way Mr. Weber described it, the gentleman in question was one of the preeminent soldiers in our military (Green Beret, Special Forces, Delta Force, etc) and most likely if you've heard about a military operation over the past 20 years or so, this guy was probably right in the middle of it.

Mr. Weber asked this gentleman at one point what he considered to be the most important thing he brought into battle with him. He was expecting to get an answer that was more weapon related, but what he got surprised him. The answer supplied had nothing to do with arsenal, rather, the answer was "I need a friend who is strong enough to carry me if I take a bullet."

Mr. Weber then went on to make an illustration about how this life we live is a battle, and there is not one of us capable of getting through it without the support of others. Each of us needs to have a friend strong enough to carry us when we take that metaphorical bullet. Unfortunately, that involves making ourselves vulnerable to another man, and that is scoffed at in our society. (Think of the Bud "I love you man" commercials which mocked that very type of behavior.)

Do you have that person in your life?

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