different teams, but also neutrals, like me, who decided to support one side or the other.
After the match, the players spent time chatting with fans
and having their photos taken. There was no place for celebrity divas. It was refreshing to see the enthusiasm of the players who clearly appreciated the supporters and were glad to be part of the whole thing – whether they won or lost. Watching these players giving all they had and striving to win was a powerful experience. They were “in their fullness” – totally focussed, fully using their talents and absorbed in what they were doing.
The apostle Paul tells us that “in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (Colossians 2: 10). Just like the football players, sometimes we will feel like winners – everything is going well and life is sweet. At other times, life is difficult,
stressful and one bad thing seems to follow another.
All we can do is fully engage with each moment – living our lives completely, living in fullness. When we do this, even in the bad times, then we are experiencing the richness of
the life that God has given us. It also helps to appreciate the good times, which are also there for us.
As many of you know, I believe wholeheartedly that each and every single person has gifts and skills, given to
them by God. When we use these gifts, this also adds to our sense of living life in fullness and growth. We may not be Olympic gold medal winners, but we can each make a difference by being fully ourselves.
This week, I invite you to notice what gives you great joy and a sense of completeness.