The Brotherhood – Part 12

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

I turned on my TV today to watch my favorite NFL team play their nemesis in the enemy territory of THEIR stadium. Honestly, my expectations were quite low. My team hasn’t had a very good season, the best players are out for the season with injury, and the arch rival beat us badly last year–TWICE!

But as I sit here watching the 3rd Quarter, my team has built a sizable lead and seems headed for a big win! Hopefully the good play will continue, but I thought I’d capture my current thoughts now, in case the 4th Quarter turns sour.

What is really happening? There’s really been no spectacular plays, but my team has played solid, mistake free football for almost 40 minutes now. They’ve just been doing the right things consistently and the touchdowns are piling up.

What a great lesson in excellence for us. You may like another team, even our arch rival, but you have to appreciate the proof that doing right things brings, well…better play. In fact, you don’t have to be spectacular if you’ll just be solid.

At the end of the day, excellence proves the winning strategy. Doing little things well and avoiding mistakes proves to be a series of strong steps that lead to good things. Such solid performance, even in the simple things can make any team a winner. Those good steps can make a winner out of any individual too.

Well, we made them punt again. Hope you’re cheering with me…


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