Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009 - Play Number 1

In all of the games I have coached over the years, I only felt responsible for the play of 1 team – the team I was coaching. I never tried to call the other teams’ offensive plays or defensive sets. Nor did I expect the other teams to run our plays. The simple fact is that the other teams were going to play the way their coaches expected.

That seems like a “duh” point I am making; yet it is one we need to hear. Because now is the time for me to get up on my soap box. I will make it quick, simple, and to the point.

I very much hope the world will have Happy Holidays! And I do not expect them to tell me Merry Christmas! (Now I have ticked some of you off haven’t I?)

It is my job (as a member of God’s team) to tell others about the Merry CHRISTmas. I do not expect the “other team” to understand or “run our plays.” And honestly I think we begin to sound a bit immature and foolish to demand this of them.

Can you imagine if the other team’s point guard called play number 1; their team runs a play; and then I start complaining about the fact that that is not how we run play number 1? I would look rather foolish as a coach.

Wouldn’t it be great if this holiday season the world saw the joy that was promised at the birth of our Savior evidenced in our lives?

Luke 2: 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Happy Holidays (and Merry CHRISTmas)!

1 comment:

Johnny X said...

Coach Burden! Thanks for this blog... it continues to bless me. God has given you an ability to see "real" life and explain/teach how we can better respond to rough or confusing plays. You also make me want to play some hoops, which would really be funny to watch.