last night, at my 6th grade guys small group, we were getting ready to talk about how jesus is a man we should want to emulate (we’re doing a series called “living as a young man of god“). leading up to that, we first talked about favorite superheroes, and what their strengths and weaknesses were. then i had each guy think of a man they really respect, and would like to be like (at least in some ways). we went around, and each guy talked about the man they respect, a few of that man’s strengths, and at least one of his weaknesses.
but here’s the classic middle school guys part of the story. i have four guys in my small group; and here are the four men they listed, in order:
– “my dad”
– “my cousin’s boyfriend”
– “my grandpa”
– “eddie van halen”
yes, that’s right. eddie van halen.
gotta love it.