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An umpire for the game of life

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“Do ye judge uprightly, o ye sons of man.”
— Psalms 58:1

I enjoy a good football game regardless of what teams are playing. I don’t have a favorite team because it is the players I enjoy watching as they put forth their best effort to get the job done.

The game Sunday night between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots had some of the most talented players in the league on both teams. The officials, from the line judges to the game umpire, made it a very disgusting game to try to enjoy. Some of the calls made by the officials were so incorrect that the penalties caused a lot of frustration for the coaches, but more so for the players.

Watching what was taking place on the playing field caused me to wonder how many times the judgments one receives, while playing the game of life, cause frustration and discouragement to a degree that one wants to give up. The judgments from others one receives while playing the game of life are not from an appointed official, but from family members, or friends who try to help and that adds more confusion to the situation because they don’t understand the reason behind the action, but think they know what is best for others...


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