Tour de France: 23 days, 2,200 mile race where teams of the world’s best cyclists compete for the coveted Yellow Jersey
Several teams have a star that’s capable of winning the entire race, but not without the commitment and cooperation of teammates
Sprinters, climbers, domestiques
Protect the leader from attacks, shield leader from the wind
Started cycling again in January. Typically ride alone so watching the Tour reminds me that in a long, grueling race, no one—no matter how great—has a chance of really winning. Inspired! (Shaving my legs now)
Continue to surround myself with amazing staff members and lay leaders
Continue to empower others to make good decisions, to care for the Church, and to take the Good News to the rest of the waiting world
My sabbatical: good reminder to me and you that our trust always needs to be in God more than in people. People eventually leave but God always stays.