Sep 3, 2010

Hockey as Invented by God

The weather today in St. Paul, Minnesota has a sharp crispness to the air. The past several months we have had beautiful weather and the temperatures have been in the upper 80's and mid-90's with high humidity and high heat index. 

This morning I was greeted to a cool 58 degrees and very windy. And that can only mean one thing; fall is here and winter is coming and all that goes with it; Baseball playoffs (GO TWINS!), FOOTBALL, AND HOCKEY; yeah!

Now, some people have wondered if we should participate in sports or not; especially ones that have winners and losers; "after all, we're all winners...".

My question is what reality does that prepare a kid for? 

I do agree that some professional athletes (and others) take the winner and losing to an extreme level that to them is a matter of life and death. Sports are meant to be fun and up building; while at the same time having a clear individual(s) who comes in first place and someone who doesn't. 

In sports there are "winners" who comes in last place as well as "losers" who comes in first; but not everyone gets a ring, trophy, or a "crown".

The Apostle Paul wrote; "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. (1 Corinthians 9:24-25)

Here is my “proof” from Non-Sequitur by Wiley Miller that God invented (at least) hockey for man to enjoy.

The Bible says that there is:
      “A time to weep,
       And a time to laugh;
       A time to mourn,
       And a time to dance;”
      (Ecclesiastes 3:4)

I say that today we should laugh

And, for a Bible verse out of context;
“And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me." (Genesis 21:6)

Enjoy your day!

NOTE: In order to read the cartoon you may need to double-click it and then click it again

Non Sequitur” Comic Strip by Wiley Miller can be found on

Non Sequitur is Wiley Miller's wry look at the absurdities of everyday life
Non Sequitur will have you laughing at the controversy of everyday life.

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