8 min Block Breaker with C.S. Lewis – CDT encore


AO: Southpaw

Weather: 54° , clear view, Windy

Q: Wee Man

Pax: Wee Man (QIC), McGregor, Long Drive, Breadstick, Nurse Jackie

10 – SSH x 4CT IC
10 – Merkins x 4CT IC
10 – Little Arm Circles x 4CT IC

The Thang:

Each set was AMRAP for 8 min with 2 min of mandatory rest between sets. After 25 reps of a set run 25yds and back.

Coupons = Cinderblocks

• Squat Thrusters W/Coupon

• Arm Curls with Triceps at Top W/Coupon

• Kettle Bell Swings W/Coupon

• Man Makers W/Coupon

Between sets, during the 2 min test, I read the below quote in segments. It’s from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

At the end of the AMRAP, we ended with a little Chalk Dust Torture. Everyone grabbed one full piece of sidewalk chalk and stood shoulder to shoulder in the parking lot. Pax had to bend over and touch the chalk to the ground and walk backwards to draw a long line. The goal is to make the longest line so use very light pressure on the chalk. Line must not be broken. Nurse Jackie was the winner with at least an inch of chalk left! Well done! This is a total leg burner.


Quote by C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity:

We see only the results which a man’s choices make out of his raw material. But God does not judge him on the raw material at all, but on what he has done with it. Most of the man’s psychological make- up is probably due to his body: when his body dies all that will fall off him, and the real central man. the thing that chose, that made the best or the worst out of this material, will stand naked. All sorts of nice things which we thought our own, but which were really due to a good digestion, will fall off some of us: all sorts of nasty things which were due to complexes or bad health will fall off others. We shall then, for the first tune, see every one as he really was. There will be surprises.

And that leads on to my second point. People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, “If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thing.” I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself.

To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.

That explains what always used to puzzle me about Christian writers; they seem to be so very strict at one moment and so very free and easy at another. They talk about mere sins of thought as if they were immensely important: and then they talk about the most frightful murders and treacheries as if you had only got to repent and all would be forgiven. But I have come to see that they are right.

What they are always thinking of is the mark which the action leaves on that tiny central self which no one sees in this life but which each of us will have to endure—or enjoy—for ever. One man may be so placed that his anger sheds the blood of thousands, and another so placed that however angry he gets he will only be laughed at. But the little mark on the soul may be much the same in both. Each has done something to himself which, unless he repents, will make it harder for him to keep out of the rage next time he is tempted, and will make the rage worse when he does fall into it. Each of them, if he seriously turns to God, can have that twist in the central man straightened out again: each is, in the long run, doomed if he will not. The bigness or smallness of the thing, seen from the outside, is not what really matters.

One last point. Remember that, as I said, the right direction leads not only to peace but to knowledge. When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly: while you are making them you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk. Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.

Prayer requests:
Ukraine – Russia War

BOM – Wee Man



I’ve been listening to a lot of C.S. Lewis while driving. Finished Abolition of Man, The Magicians Nephew, and currently listening to Mere Christianity. I highly encourage you to read or listen to his works, especially if you enjoyed the segment above.

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