Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Making a Difference

When I pick up a newspaper, I must admit the first thing I usually am drawn to is the sports page.  You know how it is in Minnesota!  Depending on the time of year, Twins, Vikings, Wild or Timberwolves receive most of the coverage.

A while back there was a story on the front page (of the sports section, that is) about the Northwestern College Volleyball team.  In the past, I'm not sure if Northwestern College has ever received any coverage to speak of from the Star/Trib.  This story was amazing.  It was about how a college sports team decided they could make a difference. 

They decided to call honor points against their own team.  This is how it works.  When the officials would make a bad call in favor of Northwestern, one of the players would speak up and say that the official got the call wrong and the point should go to the other team.  Can you imagine?  In their first tournament the officials got together and decided what they were doing wasn't fair, so they started ignoring the honor calls.  That must have been quite humorous.  Eventually the NCAA (governing body of college sports) determined it was OK for the players to make the honor calls.

One player said that at first it was difficult to do, but now she says it feels like the right thing to do.  Besides making the front page of Minnesota's biggest sports page, I can only imagine the opportunities the team has had to share about their faith in the Lord.

How can you make that kind of difference in your world?

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