Two character traits worthy of pursuit.

Basketball is an excellent life skills teacher IF the coach has mastered the difficult skill of living above the line.

A life living above the line is a life of gratitude, compassion and competency. Deficiency in one of these traits cripples effective teaching and living well.

The most effective basketball defenses force the other team to play out of rhythm. Unity is harmony. Teams play poorly when forced to play in confusion and disunity.

The universe is designed by the creator to move with rhythm and harmony.  Sunrises, sunsets are predictable. Tides in and tided out are can be known in advance.

We humans thrive when we live in rhythm and harmony.

Here is one solid place I find rhythm and harmony:

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:12-17