Recently I read what Scott Williams wrote about change. He wrote that change is good. More specifically, he discussed change as it relates to sports teams. This got me thinking. (Insert sarcastic remark).
Most of us have a favorite sports team or two – whether it’s in baseball, football, basketball, or hockey. It may be a professional team, a college program, or a semi-pro league member.
For me, as I have written before, I grew up following the Atlanta Braves. I have other (more local) favorites too, like the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Regardless of the team, though, there are times in the life of the team when we, as fans, believe something needs to change. Sometimes we want to see the team get rid of one player or try to acquire another player. Sometimes we think the coach or manager needs to be changed. Whatever change we feel is necessary, we always deem the change is good and for the good of the team as a whole.
Generally, these proposed and desired changes come at times when things just aren’t going as well as we the fans had hoped and we call for changes to be made in order to make the situation and the team better.
The thought I had about all this is: Why aren’t we more like that when it comes to our Sunday School class, our outreach strategy, or our church as a whole? What do you think?