The Soccer World Cup starts today! Isn’t the awesome! I always think it is so amazing when the whole world gets together around one thing, even it is it sport. Its good to see the people although they have their favorite team, still can realize that we are all people!
Its also interesting to think about this event taking place in South Africa. A few weeks ago, I took advantage of pay per view to watch Invictus, the story of the South Africa rugby, but really a story about the power of forgiveness. Its worth the watch, and its a really powerful story of the way people can work together to make things happen, but really it all started with forgiveness.
So as the world comes together today, putting aside their differences today to play futbol, how about taking a look around you and see how forgiveness can change the world around you.
36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:36-38 (New International Version)
Oh, and for all you Englanders out there, watch out, the Yanks are coming!