Gripey or Grateful?

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger . . .
be put away from you.
    —Ephesians 4:31

Jerry Kramer played for the Green Bay Packers in the first two Super Bowls, both of which they won. He was selected as an All-Pro five times and nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame ten times—but not voted in.

Jerry’s attitude about the snub was pure gold: “[The NFL] gave me so much. To be angry about one honor I didn’t get would be stupid.”

Being preoccupied with what we haven’t received, instead of being grateful for what we have, breeds bitterness. “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (Prv 16:32).

By the way, on his eleventh nomination, Kramer was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, when he was 82.

Grade your last twenty-four hours:
gripey or grateful?

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