I just read about a rather funny but sad story that happened earlier this month. The New York City Police Department and the New York City Fire Department were playing their annual Charity Hockey game in front of a packed stadium. In the 2nd period, a bench- clearing brawl erupted between the Firefighters and Police officers. It was not just a tussle between two players, it was a bench-clearing brawl that lasted twenty-five minutes with multiple players penalized and ejected.
As I thought about that story, I wondered…at what point did the group of players forget about the purpose? The purpose of the night was to …raise money for charities. By the way, the New York Police Department ended up winning the fight-delayed charity game 8-5, but at that point who really cared?
The Bible says, …“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). Now, that is real purpose. And, it is pretty easy to implement if you don’t forget to stay focused.
So here it is again. ”Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly.” That is real purpose that matters in the long run.
Think about it…and have a purpose filled day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D