Following yesterday’s post I have received countless cries for assistance from readers. I have now received a second calling to bring the word to the ignorant and faithless.
Yes, from today, I shall be reaching out too those who have the misfortune to be sportless or who have a loved one who fails to see the healing, comfort, reconciliation and renewal that Faith Through Sport can bring. I have checked extensively (i.e. a quick search on Google) and found a gap in the market. There is no organisation called Faith Through Sport, until now.
So I shall see my secondary mission as the need to bring a love of sport to the sportless.
Some advantages are:
1. A great way of getting peace and quiet, away from nagging loved ones.
2. A chance to get fresh air, unless you’ve got a smoker sitting next too you.
3. Another way to get the full effects of passive smoking (see 2). You stand a chance of getting cancer from something, so why not do something enjoyable in the process.
4. Something that 95% of males talk about – therefore you may get some friends with something interesting too talk about. Who wants to hear people droaning on and on about fluffy animals, Star Wars, Dr Who and why their lives are so dull and uninteresting? How Gay is that?
5. The chance to suffer more disapointment and heartache than you may otherwise receive. 30 years as a supporter of an East London football team and an East Wales rugby team provide living proof. Only through pain and heartache can our faith in Jesus be strengthened.
6. The chance to show your Christian faith through prayer. Join others as they pray for victory and damnation on the opposition.
7. Proof that God does answer prayer; also proof that sometimes he doesn’t. It all depends on the result.
8. Girls you will get too see lots of fit men in shorts running around. This is providing you watch professional sport and not the local park variety. You mean even be able to pick one up – it worked for Victoria Beckham and Louise Redknapp.
9. You too could have a fit and buff body like mine!!!!!
10. Proof that sport is not just the province of tabloid readers. Except of course for quality tabloid readers. After all readers of The Times are a cut above these downmarket rags such as The Sun and Mirror. Even Guardian readers can enjoy sport, its that inclusive.
11. Provides an opportunity to witness to non-Christians. See, you’ll have something to talk about that they’ll understand.
So I call on all the unbelievers, doubters and backsliders out there. Throw off your blinkers and give it a try. Live sport can save you.