And football. I especially like football when my team wins... but it seems that athletics can be a wonderful metaphor for life. Preparing, dealing with whatever gifts God has given us, doing your best, listening to the Coach, and then either winning or learning from a defeat. Like life, I love to win, but there's always something to learn, whether or not you win or lose.
And forgiveness. We live in a broken world. Life is full of hurts and hurting people. Sometimes we cause the hurts and sometimes we get hurt. But ultimately we realize that we, like everyone else, are broken. When we can step into that hurt and offer and receive forgiveness, the world becomes a little better place. The fruits of the Spirit are available for all believers and so often we realize them when we either forgive or accept forgiveness from others.
So this is what I'm doing this weekend: enjoying fall, football and forgiveness!