- When watching events (children or professional) leads to a time sink in which we lose contact with our families.
- When the emphasis upon ‘making the team’, moving to the ‘elite’ league or winning exposes how much of our identity is caught up in our accomplishments.
- When phrases like,— ‘You never remember who comes in second’ or ‘If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.—’ expose the idolatry of the need to win.
- When we offer participation trophies instead of frankly acknowledging the differences between people.
- When differences are used as value judgments—the winner, the stronger, the smarter, the quicker is better than.
- The synergetic effect of teams that learn to value and rely upon every member.
- Learning how to handle the disappoint of losing. It is not the end of the world, it just feels that way.
- What we cannot do is as important as learning we can do. We each live within our human limits. We called to find those limits. Called to be all that we can be—regardless of our secular ranking.
May you live in the confidence of God’s love. Let it be.