Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kirk Cousins: Privilege Leads to Responsibility

"Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more." (Luke 12:48b)

This post is a little different than the norm for my blog, but I thought it well worth sharing.  As I've mentioned before, I am a big sports fan.  And one of my favorite sports (along with baseball) is college football.  That makes this an exciting time of year for me, as student athletes have returned to campus and began practice this week for the upcoming season.

But I was also excited about something that occurred a couple weeks ago in Chicago.  That's when Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke at the Big 10 preseason media luncheon.  In an age where we are all so prone to consider ourselves entitled to whatever we have, Cousins instead articulately stated how privileged he sees himself to be as a college football player.  He went on to emphasize that instead of leading to a sense of entitlement, privilege ought to lead to a sense of responsibility.

What Cousins had to say should be required listening for every big time college football player in the nation.  And the rest of us should listen to him as well, not only to be heartened by his wise and humble example in the midst of so many prima donnas, but (more importantly) so that we could consider how we might apply his words to our lives as well.

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