Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Reflection

On October 8th, Texas Tech and Texas A&M played their final college football game, at least for the foreseeable future. The night before the game, some of the A&M busses were vandalized at the team hotel. There have been several versions of what was done to the inside of one bus, as well as what was written on the outside of the busses and with what it was written. Unfortunately, that will probably not be the last case of inappropriate sportsmanship for a college team.

As far as I know, they have not “Caught” the person or people involved in the incident. Even though it has not been confirmed that it was Tech students or someone else from Lubbock, it is assumed that it was a Tech fan. Whether that is true or not, the incident still reflected on Texas Tech. And the reason that bothers me is that I am a Texas Tech graduate. My grandfather, parents, 4 siblings, 3 brothers-in-law, a nephew, a niece, and several other relatives are also Tech graduates. But I also have a son, nephew, and niece who are Texas A&M graduates.

The weekend of the game, I felt like I needed to apologize to anyone who was an A&M fan, especially if they knew I went to Tech. In a way, someone else’s actions were a reflection on my school. While I was lamenting that fact to Larry, it was as if the Lord said, “And that is why it is so important that you choose your words and actions carefully. Since you belong to me, your words, actions, and deeds are a reflection of our relationship.” Whereas I have no control over what others do, I do have a choice about my decisions.  Sounds like another good reminder of the importance of practicing the "Golden Rule".

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Proverbs 27:19
As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.

1 comment:

  1. Now, Sister, that right there can preach! This is one powerful reminder and such a great WORD!!! Thank you for sharing it. I love you!