Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sudden Death

Often we get these reminders of how fragile life is....a very well known Christian leader in our community passed away suddenly yesterday while playing tennis. I had just seen and spoken with him Friday @ the golf tourney which he and his team won! He was 54...a year younger than me....of course it got me to thinking....about running....speed work....sudden death....finally I was able to put it in perspective...the usage of the term "sudden death" in sports means we play 'till the first team scores then the game is over. Do I sit on the sidelines and watch? Do I wait and cower in fear that I might lose? Or do I stay in the game I love and play until it's over?
Not to be a downer, but we're all gonna die! Might as well stay in the game, do what I love and not live in fear. So I went out and ran for 41 min. Thoughts and prayers to the family, we know he found sudden life. We'll be living reminded how wonderful life is!! Play on friend! Peace!

5 comments:

Middle Name Marie said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

No matter the age, I say stay in the game. The alternative seems so much less rewarding.

Coachhrd said...

Mark, a great "reminder" post that we should never take friends for granted. I'm going to share with my readers.

Johann said...

Thoughts to the family. I agree, let’s play and play at the best of our abilities.

Marlene said...

Sorry for the loss in your community. Keep living!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

So fragile. Thank you for the kind words on my blog about our recent family loss.

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