Play for Jesus…

My kids and I are in Maui for my oldest son’s basketball tournament. I know, life’s tough.

Anyway, while getting our rental car, I had informed the young and very perky agent of the reason for our visit. A couple of minutes later, my son came walking up and the agent said to him, “Are you the basketball player?”

“Yes”, he said.

She replied, “Play for Jesus, it’s the only thing that matters!”

In all honesty (and none of them spiritual), that statement made my day. Me and my son needed a good laugh. Of course, if Jesus is paying for my kids college education, we’ll play for him anytime.

9 thoughts on “Play for Jesus…”

  1. Those kind of comments usually rub me the wrong way – because they mean nothing and make no sense – play for jesus – what the hell does that even mean?It’s like saying ‘do your lawn for Jesus’ or ‘wash the clothes for Jesus’…what? I know they mean do your best because God is watching and wants you to enjoy it – but then – couldn’t they just say that insetad of some Christianeze mumbo jumbo. I guess i would of laughed also – since the sentence is actually humorous. What if you son plays for Jesus and someone one the other team plays for Jesus – then they find out they are both playing for Jesus but are on opposite teams – will that cause brainfreeze?

  2. On a serious note, the comment in and of it self is actually valid:<>4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. 5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. 6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.Psalm 37:4-6<><>3 We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. 4 In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. 2 Corinthians 6:3-5<>These are very foundational truths to living a “Christ-like” life, but when they are used like throw away lines, such as your Avis-christian here used, that meaning is all but lost…especially on a child.I hate the idea that such a profound concept (one which I struggle with daily, and most often don’t even come close to accomplishing) is used as glibly as “Gesundheit”. Churchianity has watered Christianity down to acronyms, catch phrases and bite-sized worship jingles.bloughk…

  3. blah blah…post…whatever…blah blah…who cares…No offense to you or your kids Steve, but I was way to distrated by that pic. <>I want that little statue!!!<> That is the greatest thing ever. What message is that sending our kids? “Jesus will always be just out of reach…but keep trying kids.” “Jump fat heathen .boy, jump!” Amazing. Now that’s what I call art.

  4. Ummm… Joshua. Looking at your picture, I’m starting to think I’m <>already<> drunk. LOLHawa from< HREF="http://www.fackintruth.typepad.com" REL="nofollow">Fackin Truth Blog<>

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