"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." Colossians 3:12-13
You might wonder what this verse has to do with little league baseball....well, my Hubby has been preaching on the phone and at meetings regarding it. It doesn't matter if we have friends over or visiting friends.....we can't escape it. Now, before you go and assume that Hubby is a preacher...HE IS NOT........yet.......because what I've been hearing and witnessing with all the compassion and LOUDNESS that he has been speaking with.....well, let's just say....HAS FLOORED ME! Because this is coming from a guy who used to call me back in the day and I had to ask repeatedly for him to SPEAK UP or else I was going to hang up. I'm a softie like that:) This new phone etiquette, he has adopted, is more like me.....and that is LOUD! I've trained him well:) lol!!!!!!!!!!!! But sometimes when we are passionate about something we tend to step outside the box. Hubby you have passed stepping outside your box......you flat hurdled it:)
To make a very looooong story short.....the league that we have been a part of for over 50 years, just busted up. Over what.......more games, winning, less rules, etc........to lose friendships. It's just not worth it. Sometimes we forget just what this is all about.....the kids! The guys in our community are trying to do what is fair and right for the kids. As a community, I hope we will back them up and support what they are trying to rebuild. There will be some changes....dare I say, "DRAFT!" Yikes....makes we want to bite my nails, and I haven't done that since I was a young girl and Mom sitting on my hand trying to make me quit the bad habit:)
Forgiveness is not always easy, but Christ set the perfect example of how we should forgive. As we go forward in trying to rebuild, I hope that forbearing one another will be forefront in our minds. Forgiveness produces positive results! The kids are watching! What an example we could set if we truly forgive and spread all the mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness and longsuffering we could. I call that...BROTHERLY LOVE!
And no, Hubby did not pay me to post this.....I just felt like I needed to vindicate him somehow, before word spread that he was now a traveling evangelist.....lol!!!!...who was preaching the gospel on the rules of the little league in all the highways and byways...which....... in his current state of mind....would not surprise me one bit:) Lord help me!
Enough soap box for one day, don't ya think?