Friday, 2 January 2009


Cricket is such a civilised sport. There's plenty to appreciate in the game and it takes good athletes to compete at the high levels. Australian Cricket has dominated the sport for a while. The South Africans, however, have given them a run for their money in the Boxing Day test matches.

There are rules that honour both sides and courtesies that are a part of the game that make it proper. I'm beginning to enjoy it.

Cricket, however, does not imitate life. Life is somewhat messy and unprdictable. Often we don't see so much honour between people. Into this arena, God interjects order and honour and an approach that is meaningful, directed and enjoyable. His love is seen in Jesus who lives for us to live.

1 John 3:4 (MSG)
4 All who indulge in a sinful life are dangerously lawless, for sin is a major disruption of God's order.


Anonymous said...

The test match in Melbourne beginning on Boxing Day that goes over 5 days is actually just a single test match. Its not actually called "Boxing Day test matches".

But it is good to here that you are beginning to enjoy Cricket (the world's 2nd most popular sport behind Soccer/Football).

John Duthie said...

Good thoughts, life certainly is unpredictable, and thank God for that. I wouldn't want to be stuck in groundhog day, although I would enjoy punching the salesman each day :-)

If we consider life as a game of cricket, there are certainly plenty of wides, no balls, and maiden overs !