Remembering The Pink–A Class Act

The commentary upon our day can be an assorted mess.

Name it. The new narrative about Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. The latest twiddling [yep, not my unintended misuse] of our President. The snarly tagging of a sharpie’s use and naming of Pounce.

And. Of course, the world of sport…and we make it personal. The anguish of the Broncos losing in the last no seconds to a field goal by a kicker the Bears’ fans had little use for last year. A puzzle if the Cubs will continue to have double-digit victories…wondering whether the Spurs will make the playoffs.

All that…and more, about the realities of the family, the tug of a salmon.

And yet.

As I consider this morning, the dogs waiting to take me for a walk, there was an article about “pinking” that took me deeper. Sure, the team lost 55-0. But, here’s the article. About making the world pink.

No, no, no.

More. So much more.

About declaring that life and death is not academic and when we lose…when the opponent loses. What matters?

My answer is not self-serving at the surface level. It’s deep and hopefully other serving…how we do care about human life, about measuring goodness with more emphasis…and knowing that life matters…whether or not you even on a sharpie, whether you kick a 52-yard field goal.

This struck me as what’s really important…declaring that we care, opponent or not.

About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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