Remember The Titans --Let Them Never Forget...

In the popular movie, "Remember the Titans" most of us most likely can recall our favorite scene. Do you remember this one?

The first challenge of the coach was to get the community to break up the racial divide and pull together. So the head coach (played by Densel Washington) decides to take his players away to camp. Even with the change of environment racial barriers still stood tall and tension were high. After the first few days the coach noticed the communication between the black and white players had not improved in the least, matter of fact it was getting worse. The players were not executing their plays, mistakes were made purposely in order to make others look bad and as a result fights continually broke out. So here is what the coach decided to do.

At lunch one day the coach pulled a particular big fat happy go lucky lineman up to the front of the lunchroom. This kid didn't care black, white, purple, green, he just was happy to be there. The coach asked him to tell the whole team ONE thing about his roommate that he learned in the few days they were there. This kid rattled on for what seems an hour about his roommate. However, with no surprise to the coach, when he asked all the other players to do the same, none of them could mention one thing about the other. How could they expect to win souls (I mean games) if they didn't believe in their cause and pull together as a team? So as a result the coach made each player learn things about one other between each practice session until each player new something about all other players. In short, if you recall the rest of the movie, that exercise brought the team together and not only inspired everyone, but also they went undefeated that season. However, what if those racial barriers had not been broken down how many souls (I mean games) do you think the Titans would have won that year? Would they have won even one game?

Is there any difference in winning games and winning souls for Christ? Is there any difference in the lack of communication that once paralyzed the Titans and Christians today? Sometimes we just going through the motions of going to church, going to parties and not breaking down barriers? And at the end of the day even years later do we know any more about our friends? Can you count on both of your hands the number of people you hang with that you know things about them deeper than just their name or social status?

The turning point in the last game of the season came when the coach got angry and serious enough, pulled is defensive players aside and said. "From this moment forward I want you to let no one, I mean no one get past you and make another yard. Let them never forget the day they played the Titans!!!!"

From this moment forward, I challenge you to let no one; I mean no one, get past you. Let them never forget the day you loved someone enough to find out more about them.

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