"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Hockey Lesson: In our recreational games, sometimes we’re on the receiving end of a stinging wack or some harsh words. You have two choices. First forget that you came there to play hockey, let rage overtake reason, and go after the guy. Or second, remember all the wacks and words that you’ve dished out in the past and got away with, and play on. The choice of what to do is totally yours, but the reactions for your actions (fighting, getting hurt much worse, ejected from the game) are not.
Life Lesson: Not even Jesus himself made friends with everybody. But he was respected by both Jews and gentiles for his unfailing, unconditional love regardless of how others thought of Him in return. The Lord of All could’ve cleaned house but he forgave and prayed for them. In return, Christ has gained the admiration of millions of followers. Maybe your followers are just your family and friends. You can be the example of Jesus to them.