Monday, February 4, 2008

It's Just not Cricket

a Biblical thought...
Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they'd been told! (Luke 2 :19-20)

a Book thought...
The people who are willing to adopt this radical, militant pattern of life are those who are open to change, those who are willing to leave the familiar behind, those who are willing to sacrifice security for participation in God's redemptive, but painful, mission in the world. (p37 Needham)

a Dave thought...
To continue my thoughts from yesterday The Salvation Army is a very similar age to cricket 1878 and 1877 respectively. So can we learn anything from the promoters of this game? You see they have managed to keep the purest form of the sport, the 5 day test match around and then when the sport was getting tired someone came up with the one day concept, and then the latest version Twenty20.
It seems as society gets more rushed and so relient on being entertained they have had to bow to the pressure and reinvent themselves to keep the game alive for the future.
Should we be continually reinventing ourselves to match the culture we exist in today, or should we listen to God and not budge from our original calling? Even in our churches it seems for many, except for the purests, unless that get entertained in a new funky format they have somewhere else they can go which does it better. Of course we don't exist for entertainment, but nor did cricket to begin with but it seems if you want to atrract the masses you have to let go of your original purpose.
Just a thought.

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