The kids wanted to prove that they deserve the respect of the district. Christmas only comes once a year and lightning only hits a place once. These guys were out to show to themselves that they can do good things in district.
You can come in here and feel comfortable. You have the option of leaving your troubles outside the door for a little while. And that's so refreshing. Everyone needs something like that. A smile can be found here.
I knew I was getting close to the end. I was losing my vision. My feet and legs were swollen... The diabetes was out of control.
I was sitting in this gym, and I was feeling down. But then I remembered that sermon and the things that it stressed. And that gave me my smile back. And I was watching these kids practice, and that gave me my smile.
The preacher was reminding us of our ABCs. To accept what your situation is, believe that it will be taken care of and know that you will celebrate one day.