Monday, April 07, 2014

On being a Jazz fan

Despite their failure at being good at basketball, I am still--and will probably be until the day I die--a loyal and loving fan of the Utah Jazz. This does not mean that I won't call out their mistakes, wish for roster changes, throw my hands in the air at terrible plays and missed layups, or hope for a change in the coaching staff.

It means that I have a hope--a sometimes very slim hope--they can again achieve their imperfect but nevertheless enjoyable days of glory.

Some say it will never happen, but right now I choose to believe in miracles.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me so much of one of Julie Smith's comments that has stuck with me--if we use your Jazz fan feelings as a metaphor for our relationship to the Church:

    "I think [Jonathan Stapley's] driving-the-car metaphor can help us with the meaning of 'astray' (which, as far as I know, has never been officially or adequately defined):

    God will not let the car be driven into a ditch. He would remove the driver first.

    But that doesn’t mean that the prophet can’t drive a longer-than-necessary route, take a detour, or swerve so hard I throw up out the window, etc.

    I can rest assured that I should be in the car, but not that I will enjoy the ride. :)"


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