For the Love of the Game

When an NBA player signed a contract, part of the contract stated that he couldn't play in the off season. This was to protect the team's investment in the player and keep him from getting injured in the off season. Players followed this rule...until Michael Jordan came along. He refused to sign the contract until the Bulls agreed to allow him to play in the off season at his discretion. He called it "the love of the game clause."

Michael loved the game...he wasn't going to be held back from playing in the off season.

How about us as children's ministers? Are we that committed to our ministry? Do we have a "love of the game clause" that compels us to share the Word "in season and out of season" as Paul states.