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Good Sport

August 18

Good Sport
During a time when a cross-dressing basketball player kicks a spectator and a convicted rapist bites the ear off a boxing opponent, it is refreshing to watch professional athletes act—well, professional.

The 1998 baseball season will forever be remembered as the year Sweet Sammy and Mighty Mac chased Babe Ruth and Roger Maris, and did it with class.

I got turned off to baseball during the time that the major league baseball players went on strike and shut down the game. Baseball fans enjoy the illusion that the sport cares about us as much as we care about the sport. When management and the players took their eye off the ball and put it on money, I was disgusted and stopped watching for a few years.

This year, two sluggers, won me back. I was headed for the elevators at a local hospital when I heard the applause from a nearby waiting room. Immediately, I knew what happened. McGwire belted his 62nd homer of the year. Of course, I left the elevator and walked into th…


August 18

MAY THE MIND OF CHRIST, MY SAVIORKate B. Wilkinson, 1859–1928
  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)

  In the home Christ-likeness is kindness;
  In business it is honesty;
  Toward the weak it is burden bearing;
  Toward the sinner it is evangelism;
  Toward ourselves it is self-control;
  Toward God it is reverence, love and worship.

Each day our prayer life should include the request that the Holy Spirit reveal the mind of Christ to us. As we mature in the Christian faith, our personalities and characters should take on Christ-like qualities. To have a Christ-like mind, it is vitally important that we nourish our minds daily with quality materials—things “that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy” (Philippians 4:8).

Kate Wilkinson was a member of the Church of England and actively involved in the Keswick Deeper Life Movement. The hymn first appeared in the Golden Bells Hymnal, published in 1925.
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