A funny thing happened on my way to watch some TV with my wife. A few years ago, there was a contestant on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” named Tarek Saab. Although he didn’t win the contest, Roman Catholic Tarek went on to launch a clothing line named “Lionheart Apparel.” If you haven’t heard of it, it is a “clothing company dedicated to outfitting Christian men in quality apparel that is subtle, symbolic, and stylish.” I ordered a hat and a tee shirt.
Apparently, there had been a relationship between Lionheart and The King’s Men, a men’s fellowship group based out of the Philly area.
Well, the simple act of buying that tee shirt and that hat apparently had something to do with me being put on the King’s Men email list. They were good emails that had some substance to them so I never relegated them to “spam” status. Anyway, one of the emails was an invite to an “Into the Wild” retreat down at French Creek State Park. I went, saw the value of men’s Catholic fellowship, was hoping to find something within my own diocese, and here I am.
So, thanks to Donald Trump and his “Apprentice” show, the chain of events was initiated and eventually fell into place.
How’s that for a stretch?