You’ve got to watch this short CBS video! It’s a winner. It’s a Steve Hartman piece about Mitchell and his moment of triumph and glory…
There are so many spiritual lessons in this Video Clip.
Mitchell was worthy.
The coach wanted to recognize and honor Mitchell’s love of basketball.
The whole team pulled together to help Mitchell reach a goal he could not reach on his own.
They were willing to sacrifice the game to help.
Despite all the efforts of Mitchell’s immediate friends to help him, he still failed to make a basket. So the opposing team put aside their goal to score more points, and instead let Mitchell have another chance.
In the end, the team that won the game didn’t matter. The privilege – to witness two opposing teams, along with coaches, help Mitchell and see Mitchell make the basket – was worth more than any number of points anybody else on either team could have made. In the history of that high school’s basketball team, the game would soon be forgotten; but Mitchell’s triumph would be remembered forever. It was the outcome, of unselfed love by so many people who cared about Mitchell, which counted the most.
How many Mitchells are in your surround right now? Do you recognize them? Do you walk by them so busy in your personal goals that you don’t notice their struggle and how you can help?
Like the feeling of ebullient elation and triumph those basketball players and fans felt when Mitchell finally made a basket, you’re going to feel eternal triumph and victory, too, when you help the Mitchells of your life out.
The world is full of Mitchells. What the world needs more are people who stop, notice, and take steps to help.