Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Heart of Humility

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
- Luke 14:11

I think i've mentioned this before - that Humility is vital. Well, i don't think i've been humbled enough these few days...but i'm still gonna strive on. I really believe in that verse above, that one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted. As i look at certain soccer players celebrating after a goal, or when people start bragging about good results, i wonder if humility is still existant in today's world. In current times, Humility doesn't bring exaltation anymore, though that shouldn't be a motivation for being humble.

I heard some stuff today from many different people that really got me thinking. For all you peeps that know me well, you'll know that my life, my actions and how i think revolves around my religion - Christianity. That goes, i hope, with all the other Christians as well as followers of other religions. They possess this feeling, this obligation to do "good" - A sense of morals. However, i wonder what motivates, what drives people with no regard for religion to have any morals at all? Why would someone with no moral obligation do something merciful?

There has been lots of conflict going on about the Intermediate Soccer Team this year. Apparently, they're gonna let the Year 9s tryout for the team this year and many Year 10s are refuting it in fear of loosing their placing in the team. However, they've got reasons for protesting. Last year, when we were in Year 9, the Intermediate Soccer Team was restricted to "Year 10s Only" although we were much better than them. Currently, Johnny and Big Kev are all for the Year 9s trying out, but literally the rest of the team's going on a "boycott". They want to challenge Johnny, Kev and the selected Year 9s with their "Year 10 Only team". -.-" I was asked to join them, but i decided to remain neutral. I'd rather not play at all if there's gonna be so much conflict - this may even turn Kev and Johhny into social outcasts in the Year 10 society. haha! Well, i reckon we should have Grace.

I'll just make my stand right here: Although it may go against MANY of my dearest friends, i reckon we should give the Year 9s a chance. We know what it's like being left out of the Intermediate Team just because of some freakish "Year 10 Only" Rule. Forget about selfishness and break that disgusting tradition that was put into effect years ago by arrogant inconsiderate fools!

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