Last night we showed the movie Undefeated. We had about 40-45 men there. I want your feedback. I’ve got a laundry list of thoughts that I will share in a future post but for now, I’d like those of you that came to message me with your takeaways. Just leave a comment at the bottom.
I woke up at 3am and could not get Chavis off my mind and Coach Courtney. His pursuit of Chavis and the radical transformation just blew me away. And so did the last 5 minutes as he said goodbye to his seniors on the field after the last game – particularly the moment between the Coach and O.C. Wow.
LiveUP. That’s our theme. Our battle cry as men. I have the sticker on my back window of my truck. I have one sitting on my dash. I own about 5 of the hats. It is a constant reminder to me to live for a Higher purpose. To keep looking UP for my guidance. To continue to lift others UP. To live beyond self. To realize that in Servanthood, we best model Jesus. Die to self. Lift others UP. Serve. Give. Sweat. Bleed if need be. Give it all and then enter into Glory as a King. Ummm….no. That’s what I used to think Christianity was all about. Suffer here, be regal there. No. What we’ll find when we enter Glory is that this model of Servanthood is the model of Eternity. Jesus preached it, practiced it, lived it and modeled it for a reason. The great Service is the Ideal.
LiveUP was shown last night in that film. It was neat that the coach put together his own booster club of supporters and he called it Manrise (sounds a bit like LiveUP huh?). Interesting that his theme/goal for those young men was to be “uncommon”. The call to “uncommon” is the call to LiveUP.
There is so much more. So much more for you. Christ came to forgive. He came to save. He came to rescue and then He came to restore – to restore you to a man “fully alive”. A fully alive man is a man living UP.
I love you guys. Give me your thoughts on the movie.