Last Sunday Fr. Al Jenkins preached a pretty good sermon. I’m still stewing it a bit, so I thought to get this written down before I have any other distraction or inspiration.
The soccer games are on. Rick’s father was born in Valparaiso, Chile. Dad Hoover passed away in September of 2012, but if he were alive today, he would have been glued to the TV. He loved soccer. It is a tough sport and there are qualities that make a good player.
Fr. Al spoke about Major League Ball players and how you get to be in the majors. There is talent involved. I could never do what these soccer players do, even when I was a kid. Run, yes, kick, yes, butt the ball with my head, no, and not all of it at the same time. Ball players of all the types of ball games have not only talent involved. Major League ball players must be ‘dedicated’ to the sport. They must be ‘disciplined’ in training and behavior , ‘driven’ by desire, ‘devoted’ in their action, focused and committed.
Fr. Al’s point! If we want to be “MAJOR” players for Jesus Christ in our faith, we must be ‘dedicated’, ‘disciplined’ in training and behavior , ‘driven’ by desire, ‘devoted’ in their action, focused and committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word and the church. Nuf said for now!