February 25, 2013

Jesus Was A Point Guard

Mia's first season of basketball ended this weekend. It was sad because she had a great time, her team and coach were fantastic, and the games were fun to watch. She'll miss it. Most of it, anyway.

See, when we signed her up we had no idea that it was a Christian league. Like, half-time devotionals, Sunday-school like lessons during practices, and prayer prior to games*. Like I said, we had no idea and neither did Mia. Mia wasn't impressed but played along and kept her mouth shut and reminded us in the isolation of our own home that she didn't believe in God. And at the end of the day, she had fun.

After every game, each of the kids were given an iron-on star that represented their particular strength in the game - effort, defense, sportsmanship, offense, and the coveted Christ-likeness which I suppose is reasonably self-explanatory. On one of the days Mia was awarded the Christ-likeness star, my father-in-law was present. Now, my father-in-law is a Christian guy, attending church every Sunday, and volunteers for church related activities. So it was doubly hilarious when he turned to me after Mia had been awarded the Christ-likeness star for her defense.

"But Jesus was clearly a point guard," he said.

* Not that there's anything wrong with that, but that's not typically how we roll.

Posted by Chris at February 25, 2013 7:42 AM

Hey, Jesus hung out with the unruly kids, and Mia's your child...

Feel free to tell Mia that according to non-Christian historians, there was likely a dude named Jesus of Nazareth who had some good ideas. :) And congrats for having a kid who is such a good person. Much more important than being good at basketball.

Posted by: alektra at February 25, 2013 9:37 AM

lot's of unintentional comedic gold there...

"why do you keep passing to the other team?" "Because Jesus said do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

"But it's OK to try to keep the other team from scoring!" "Apparently you haven't heard of TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK"?

Don't get me wrong, I don't have a particular problem with Jesus, but he doesn't strike me as being exactly point-guard material.

Posted by: Aaron at February 25, 2013 2:14 PM