What a season!  And boy, was it exciting!  I can hardly wait for next year!  I had a wonderful season.  There were some disappointments and of course, I became so distracted with the excitement that I often neglected the more important tasks
in my life.  But it is such a short time and after all, it does only come one time a year.  I’m certain that people understand that I put some things on hold until this festive time of year ended.  And I already have some ideas for next year and how to make it better.

 

What?!?  Oh no!  I’m not talking about Christmas.  I was referring to Fantasy Football!  I look forward to the season all year
and I plan and make preparation all year long.  Unfortunately, I finished eighth in a ten-team league.  But that’s not the worst part.  Sheree won the championship!  That’s right, she won again!  That’s just not right.  Allow me to explain.

 

As the season approached, we needed one more team to complete our league.  Sheree was reluctant to join and pick a team. 
She kept saying that she “didn’t really know enough about football or the players to be a part of the league.”  She felt
inadequate about participating, but humbly accepted our invitation and that completed our ten-team league. 

 

So the season began and she surprised many of us by winning most of her games.  As I look back, it doesn’t really seem fair
that someone who knows so little about football should win our league.  I mean, she didn’t study the stats in preparation of each week’s game, nor did she put the effort into it that the rest of us “guys” did as we worked our various strategies.  Finally,
there was the championship game.  She was behind and needed over 20 points from two players left to play in Monday night’s
game.  Well, the two players netted 25 points and she won the league championship.  None of the league participants think
that she deserved to win.  I repeat.  We worked hard by studying stats to determine which players to bench and which
ones to play!!! And she doesn’t even understand all the rules of the game!!!   She admits that she didn’t deserve to win.  The victor should be the one who works the hardest…like me!

 

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself,

prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes

to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified,

rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”      

                                                                                                                                                                          -Luke 18:9-14

 

Tim