Matt Miofsky (Missouri)
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Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. - 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NRSV)
As a former college football player, I take special notice when Paul refers to sports. In the reading above Paul wrote, “Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.” Paul uses the examples of a runner and a boxer;...
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