Monday Musings

…Golf is supposed to be a game of honor. It is a game for gentlemen, and if the rules are not observed it ceases to be any fun for anyone. In fact, it ceases to be golf. When anyone wants to win so badly that he resorts to cheating, he is missing the whole point of the game. If he wins he had really lost, for he has lost that feeling of honor and good sportsmanship that is the point of every fair athletic contest. Billy Graham from page 21 of Billy Graham Speaks.

(Mr. Graham surrendered to the call to preach on a golf course in 1938 (Just As I Am, page 53). He played golf with many famous people like the Duke of Windsor, Presidents JFK, Nixon, and Ford, and Hollywood stars like Randolph Scott and Bob Hope. He also played in many Pro-Am tournaments.)

No matter how advanced its progress, any generation that neglects its spiritual and moral life is going to disintegrate. Billy Graham from page 191 in World Aflame.

Love is more than a feeling. Love is a commitment. Love is doing. “For God so loved the world he gave,” John had written earlier. “My little children, love not in word only, but in deed.” You can do the works of first love again, and in the process rekindle the intensity of that love… when was the last time you set an afternoon aside simply to be alone with the Lord, to walk and talk with Him as you might your very best friend?…  When was the last time you turned off the noise that can drown out His still, small voice and took time to read and memorize the biblical passages which bring new life? Billy Graham from pages 50-51 in Approaching Hoofbeats.

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