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Lessons from the Court

Last night I was playing in the mixed doubles league at Grainville Tennis Club. It is hard to explain how tense this league has become. It has now boiled down to four teams playing each other to decide the overall title. Last night, we were we were playing a young man of eighteen (or nineteen) and his partner. He is part of our church family. From the moment they came on court, I was impressed. As I said this league has become tense, but in the cauldron of Grainville No.2 Court this young man and his partner were so pleasant not just to each other but to us as well. When calling the ball in or out, they always seemed to err on the side of generosity. It was disarming.

When we finally won the tightest of matches (no doubt helped by their line calls) my immediate feeling was delight, but I have also been inspired. 1 John 3: 18 "let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

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