It Takes a Village…

C.S. Lewis argues that it takes a community of people to get to know an individual person. Reflecting on his own friendships, he observed that some aspects of one of his friend’s personality were brought out only through interaction with a second friend. That meant if he lost the second friend, he lost the part of the first friend that was otherwise invisible.

“By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets.”

Prayer (by Keller)

What you can learn from Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson just won the 2015 Open. He’s not a very good player and yet he has two more majors now than Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day … combined.

His key? A myriad of teammates who stay in their respective lanes. His wife, his caddie, his swing coach, his sports psychologist, his trainers, his agent, his statistician, his spiritual mentor and his financial advisor.


“I know this seems like a lot — and maybe even too much,” Johnson readily admitted, “but each individual has their place. Each place is different in its role and capacity. In order for me to practice, work out and just play golf, I need these individuals along the way. There is a freedom that comes with having such a great group that allows me to just play.”

A Sobering Bit From a Great Book

I recently finished reading Michael Bamberger’s Men In Green. It was awesome and I loved it. This part, near the end, really smacked me, though. The author was visiting someone he used to caddie for when he was a kid, much younger than I am now.