I’m worship leader for a church service on the topic of “service” tommorrow. Whenever I do this I get so preoccupied with it that everything seems to relate to the topic. Did you think about how, in cycling, leading is the surest way to lose? We all know how the Tour is won – by drafting, drafting, and more drafting (unless you’re Lance or Landis – and I don’t want to start the whole doping discussion – o.k., there’s Merx too – but you get my point). Anyways, it strikes me how cycling is an analogy for the concept of servant leadership. To really lead the team you have to be prepared to sacrifice the race and let the sprinter take the stage. It’s actually a very biblical discipleship concept! See Paul, when you ride with us, you are actually in Church, and when you pull, you are the preacher. By the way, why did you miss “Church” today (it wasn’t even cold – we were sweating…)?