I came across this quote from Tim Keller recently:
There has never been a sinful heart that said, “I have had enough success. I’ve had enough love. I’ve had enough approval. I’ve had enough comfort.”
What an accurate and humbling description of our hearts. This is a reminder of what we already know in the sports world: that the heart, left untended, is an idol factory. It should also serve as motivation for the Christian–whether you are a sports minister, a parent, a coach, etc.–of our role to advocate, educate, and lead in redeeming sports. Do not leave hearts untended. Challenge people to a higher calling regarding their sports.