two days ago, my officemates and i played the beatles rockband at the moguls’ after attending a wedding.
i was really thankful that the mat gave me an excuse to take my high-heeled shoes off, go barefoot, and rest my aching feet.
i played the bass guitar for the first few songs, then whispered into the microphone. no, i was actually singing (or trying to) but they couldn’t hear me well. later on, their hands were getting tired so i got to try the drums.
i used to see someone who played the drums (and other percussion instruments) back in college. i never saw him sitting still. he always seemed to have music playing in his head, as i watched his hands move. we also had fun at the arcade. but i never had the guts to try drum mania or whatever it was called because he was so great at it. he was (and still is) part of a band, after all.
so there i was, a drumstick in each hand. the first song was fast, while the second one was slow. even though the fast tempo increased the first song’s difficulty, i think the greater challenge was consistency. it required discipline to play eight notes and sixteenth notes with that number of repetitions. my arms got tired quickly. i guess you could compare it to an endurance climb. do something easy for an extended period and just keep going when you feel like resting. and you will be strong.
physical discipline is good for the body. but spiritual discipline is good for everybody. ^_~
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.