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Title: It's Not Just a Game
Date: September 18, 2016
During a heated game of Ultimate Frisbee on a college quad, Simon held the 165gm Frisbee. He saw an open teammate, and threw the disc hard, straight and fast. Just then the elderly and distinguished Professor, Lancing H. Ricks, emerged from a walkway. Ricks had not seen the game. His back was to Simon. Simon’s throw hit Ricks with a thud to the back of his cranium. The game stopped. Simon sprinted over to Ricks as Ricks bent to pick up the Frisbee from the grass with one hand, as he rubbed the back of his head with his other hand. Simon humbly apologized. Ricks, holding the Frisbee, looked squarely at Simon and said, "Son, it's not just a game, it's a way of life!" Unexpectedly, Professor Ricks skillfully threw the disc across the field into the hands of an astonished player. As Professor Ricks sauntered away, smiling and still rubbing his head, the field of players burst into cheers!
“It’s not just a game. It’s a way of life.”
For those whom spirituality is a way of life, their outward lives don’t differ much from their friends and neighbors. They work, raise families, participate in their communities, attend cultural and sporting events, play games, and have fun. The difference lies in their inner life. For spirituality– for faith –to be effective as a way of life, prayer and meditation should be practiced in the inner life.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, lead me in Your way of life that I might grow in faith, action and understanding. Amen.
A Thought: Faith – it’s not just a game. It’s a way of life.