Ten Commandments of Mountain Biking and Discipleship
- Look only where you want to go and don’t look where you don’t want to go … or you will go there. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus … especially in moments of temptation.
- Sometimes the only way to get around an obstacle is to tackle it head on. Stop overlooking sinful situations in your life.
- Watch the experts — they can show you what’s possible and how to do it. Know the saints! Model your life on their heroic virtue.
- Never go it alone! Riding with others both encourages and challenges. It’s about the journey and not just the destination. Include Jesus, Mary and holy friendships in your day every day.
- Get back on your bike when you fall off! Don’t stay down. Go to confession and start again. Sin never has the last word in your life unless you want it to.
- Protect your brain! Always wear a helmet. Know your faith! Always be prepared to give the reason for the hope that is within you.
- Don’t carry extra baggage — it slows you down. Get rid of false, self-defeating and self-imprisoning lies.
- Be prepared — always bring a tool kit. “It” happens a lot on the trail. You need spiritual resources. Build your toolkit now!
- Fuel up and stay hydrated! Your body needs food and water to perform and face challenges. The Eucharist is your food for the Christian journey and the Holy Spirit is the wellspring of God’s life within us.
- Make time to introduce others to the trails. Share the adventure you love. Invite a friend to join in your discipleship and grow in faith.
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