Day 40: The Senator


Today is Day 40 of the Omer. Hod sheb’yesod. Righteousness that manifests as humility.

Staying grounded is difficult when fans, coaches, and the media want to hype you up. It would have been easy for Harrison Barnes to lose his sense of humility after leading Ames High School to two undefeated seasons and two Iowa state championships, along with Doug McDermott. It would have been understandable if his ego grew too big when he was tabbed as the best high school player in the nation or when he was named a pre-season All-America at UNC, drawing comparisons to Michael Jordan.

But Harrison Barnes isn’t built like most people. He came from humble beginnings, and has remained grounded due to his strong Christian faith. He didn’t even have a sip of alcohol until the Golden State Warriors won their first NBA title.  During this week of yesod, which…

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