Faithlife
Faithlife

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            In football when a man is down and the whistle has blown and you jump on top of him, it’s called piling on, and you are penalized for it.  In boxing when an opponent is staggering glassy-eyed or he can no longer defend himself, or is bleeding critically, the referee has the mandate to stop the fight.  Enough is enough.  There is such a thing as sportsmanship.

            A Christian ethic is involved here too, though few professing folk follow it.  There are far too man jackals and buzzards in life.  They wait for the kill, then pile on.

            “Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourselves, lest you too be tempted” (Galatians

6:1)


Inspiring Sport Stories, C.M. Ward, page58

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