We watch a lot of sports and sports-related shows in our house … if you know my hubby, Mike, that will come as no surprise. I have grown to really appreciate so much of it, and surprisingly, may even be able to answer some random trivia questions in sporting categories, as a result. Those who know me will think that’s crazy, right?!
But what I love, especially, is listening to the sports talk shows: (PTI) Pardon the Interruption with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon and Mike & Mike with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, are among my favorites.
Tonight (was actually Monday night) we watched the NBA Tipoff, which included Shaq, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Much of their time was devoted to discussion of Martin Luther King Jr. They played a clip from one of Dr. King’s sermon and it was so powerful it moved me to tears. Their follow-up talk was so refreshing … reminding people that we should all be doing as King did … caring about ALL humanity. Loving ALL people. Serving ALL people. Living a Christian life as Jesus would want us to do. Not about judging, or being self-righteous. It’s not about the awards we win, the fame or recognition that we have, but it’s about the lives we touch, the hearts we help, the people we reach … the things that are important to leave in one’s legacy.
What will your legacy be? What will you be remembered for doing … or not doing? I’m reflecting on these questions personally, and I hope you’ll do the same! Would love to hear your thoughts/responses.
Enjoy an amazing week!
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link to Martin Luther King Jr’s Drum Major Instinct speech is:
Search for it on YouTube if the link isn’t working. I especially like from the 17 minute mark to the end! His thoughts on legacy.