“Kindness makes a fellow feel good, whether it's being done to him or by him.”
Frank A. Clark
How kindness plays out on the fields and courts of sports can be a challenge. A retaliating sort of revenge is a natural part of most games but doing it with respect is the needed component. The response of players to this challenge largely depends on what has been modeled or taught followed by their choice to dominate with dignity. Becoming spineless wonders pushed around at another’s will is just as damaging as throwing a punch…neither of these show good natured grace aka kindness.
“I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you BE KIND. Luke 6:35-36 The Message
The kindness of our Heavenly Father as recorded by David the Psalmist is our aim. David’s life choices could have disappointed and angered God but instead He continued to offer kindness…
I will love him and be kind to him forever; my covenant with him will never end. Psalm 89:28 N
As sportmoms, we face the kindness challenge daily. Whether before, during, or after our athlete’s games, we are called to kindness.
… to instruct with kindness. Proverbs 31:6
… to be kind, even when angry. Habakkuk 3:2
… to answer with kind words. Colosians 4:6
… to gain honor by remaining kindhearted. Proverbs 11:16
Blessings…as you smother your world in the kindness of Christ.
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