Here’s something you don’t see everyday!
Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas is in Poland with a group of young people for World Youth Day. Somehow the 57-year-old bishop got himself into a push-up contest with a young guy from his diocese, and they recorded a video of the whole thing!
With people gathered around, Bishop Strickland and Joseph Mahmoud got on the ground and started doing push-ups, with the winner being whoever could do the most.
Quick! Before reading further, who do you think won?
Though Bishop Strickland started off strong with great form, he hit a wall around push-up number 50, while Mahmoud was able to keep going seemingly without a problem. Though he lost, Bishop Strickland was a good sport and shook Mahmoud’s hand at the end.
It appears Bishop Strickland takes physical fitness seriously: apart from his impressive 50 push-ups, his blog prior to being consecrated a bishop was titled “RunFatherRun.”