I don’t know about your house, but ours has a bit more football-talk going on than one would imagine - especially since our Saints didn’t make the play-offs. Like many, we’ll be cheering for the LSU players who made it to the Super Bowl (we have them on both teams). Who will be our new head coach? What about a quarterback?
I don’t know about your house, but whoever wins, retires, or coaches doesn’t affect our day-to-day lives. We still have obligations to fulfill, chores to do, and bills to pay. We have our lives to live. We have our own victories and defeats.
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians he offers much advice about how to face the wins and the losses - the hellos and the good-byes. Some of his words are stern, others with tenderness. Yet, all are filled with love and compassion. The Christians in Corinth were facing so much change - not only in the home team, but in their faith. Their day-to-day living was being challenged in ways they had never imagined. Paul challenges them in different ways - notice ways to make the world around you a better place, strive for unity no matter which team you’re on (or cheering for), and no matter what - never forget that Jesus loves you.
Or maybe the ancient text says it best…
"I don't know about your house, but as for me and mine - we will serve the Lord.”
The Journey Continues!
February 1, 2022