When I think I know who’s ‘in’ and who’s ‘out’ is when I have to question the mechanics of my faith. Jesus was always rather cagey on who exactly is ‘in’ and who’s ‘out’. He always refused to answer questions like that, always turning such questions back around to the questioner. He continually pointed out those assumed to be ‘out’ as being those whom He valued.
Did you hear about the Brandon High School quarterback who switched sides at halftime last week?
He’d led his team to 3 touchdowns in the first half, while the other team’s quarterback left the game injured. The opponents had no backup quarterback and struggled through offensive plays (really struggled, as you can see in the video linked above) as they finished the half scoreless.
Brandon’s coach asked his starting quarterback to play for the other team. In a show of great sportsmanship, both teams played hard in the second half and the game ended 46-14.
Quarterback Mason Mathieu said of the other team, “They’re a great group of guys, I mean I loved it. It was great.”
Being in God’s family is great too, and from what I’ve read in the Bible you’re either in or you’re out. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who falls into which category, though.
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