‘No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless – that’s your job, to bless’

1Peter 3:8

Yesterday’s sermon at Tipton Family Church ‘Where are all the Hull City fans?… In the Premier League’.
Based on loads of random tweets I read on Saturday ridiculing Hull for not selling out at Wembley.
They took 26K but their home average is 17K so the same people who taunted them on the weekend would have called them glory hunters if they had sold out.
Plus they compete with 2 big rugby clubs, one played at the same time with an attendance of 12K.
The message was basically don’t worry about what others do, whether it’s a football team or people. Just concentrate on you own life.
When you do you find your life’s happier. In fact the more you highlight the faults of others the more you set yourselves up.
Like people who go round highlighting grammatical errors in others. It’s cruel, unkind and arrogant. It also sets you up for a fall because people start reading your stuff looking for mistakes.
Good natured banter in football or otherwise is one thing but what you find mostly is hatred-driven.
Sarcasm has no place in the life of a gracious person.

About Stewart Bloor

Fish a lot. Christian. Work in the world of professional football media. British nature. Passionate about much, obsessed about nothing.

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