A Different Kind Of Coaching
This Sunday Vince Fratello will be bringing the message and leading worship. The timing for this message couldn’t be better. The election is over, and, what may be needed now more than at any other time in recent history, is grace combined with action. Vince will be talking about grace from a personal perspective.
Where will I be? I will be in Phoenix, Arizona seeking to support Daniel Flahiff as he swims, rides and runs in his first Ironman. Some have asked why I’ve chosen to go. Daniel, in a very literal sense, saved my life. He helped me turn around physically, emotionally and even spiritually. This is the least I can do to support the person who has done so much for me. No, I’m not really coaching him at least not in the way it may sound. My role is to support, encourage, pray for, and be there to provide whatever he may need to accomplish this goal. It’s a different kind of coaching. I offer that because he has most certainly been there for me. He offered what he had freely even though it was undeserved.
Grace does that. It frees us and motivates us to do things we may not otherwise do. It provides us the kind of courage needed in times like this. Grace, at the deepest levels reminds us of a love that will not let us go, of being there for one another no matter the situation, of loving in a way that reminds us of how God loves each of us. Vince is stepping in and talking about that in his message. I’m doing that for a man I deeply respect, admire and love. We do that because it’s what Jesus did. And there are others within our doors and beyond our doors who continue to need us to offer that kind of grace. To prepare please read Ephesians 2:4 – 10.