There was a baseball championship game in Los Angeles yesterday, and there was joy and sadness. Most importantly, it was played fairly.
To the players: Sport is to be enjoyed fully and it comes with victory and defeat, and that’s part of the fun of competition. It’s a game and it will be played again the next day, but embrace the now, and live it fully.
To the watchers: Cheer for your favourite squad, and if they lose or win, so be it. It is mere entertainment, yet to be appreciated for all eternity.
God promised athletics for all to watch, but if you’re one who jeers or fights, then you will have to find something else to do. The coach and players are doing the best they can, so give them credit even when they struggle.
No one is perfect, even Muhammad Ali. “I’m young; I’m handsome; I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beat.” He eventually lost to Joe Frazier! “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
Meanwhile, Ali still kind of thinks he’s the best, but is more focused on other things now. He points out that life is better when you can just have a good time and not worry about it. He wants to go bowling, maybe bicycling and play some softball too. He agrees that boxing should not permitted as it’s a hurtful sport. He also wants injustice out of the way, is angry at corruption, and thinks people should get a grip and improve their ways.