One Quote that gave us a glimpse into the mantra that changed a country.
With all the euphoria of winning the World Cup and hype around our Rainbow Nation being recognized as the best Rugby Team in the world, it becomes easy to get swept away with the feeling of “We have arrived”. And if we really think about it, it should be regarded as the ultimate goal. To win the World Cup, be ranked number 1 in the world, and to have that level of supremacy further recognized by boasting the Best Team Award, Best Coach and, Best Player all swooped up and neatly tucked under our belt. Interesting then to read an article in which Springbok Coach, Rassie Erasmus, is quoted as saying:
Reading all the positive posts regarding the Springboks and particularly the performance of the boys in the final leaves me a little encouraged. It was less than 7 days ago that the entire Springbok team, and particular, Faf de Klerk was criticized for their game tactics and excessive kicking. To the amusement of many of us, the memes and jokes circulated across social media. Today, we salute the coaching staff, team, and in particular, Faf de Klerk for a job well done.
Trust when it makes no sense Believe when truth seems obscure. Holding on when there’s no bar.
How do you pray to a Father that seems silent to your pleas and deaf to your tears; How do you trust in a Word, when the command is ambiguous and the road obscured; How do you hold fast to a Word, when the prophecy is far-fetched and the philosophy perplexed.
While growing up, we use to play a game called “KING”. if you have never played KING or have no idea what it is, it’s basically a game played in the street with a ball (Soccer Ball, Tennis ball, Basket Ball, Flat torn ball, etc) and involves 2 or 4 players each in a court/square. Basically the aim of the game is to make your way through the ranks starting at Loafer to Worker to President and then KING.