In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as expiation for our sins. (I John 4:10)
If you want to catch a nice fish, you get up early, take your reel, bait the hook, and cast the line.
God provides: The fish, the water, the earth, the sky, the light, the motion of the water, the air you’re breathing, the motion of the earth on its axis, the nutritional value of the fish, the proper functioning of all your muscles, organs, and senses, etc., etc.
If you want to get to heaven, God provides: Heaven, earth, the atoning sacrifice, all the necessary graces, everyone He sends to help you on the way, all necessary teaching and sustenance, and, of course, yourself.
All we have to do is: get up, give thanks, and stand in the right place.
…Are you kidding me? The defending national champs got beat by the College of Charleston? Sweet!
…Will we miss Jim Zorn? No.
He did, in fact, follow our advice. But he followed it too much.
Everything unraveled under him because he instilled no fear. Without fear, there is no discipline. And to instill fear in those under your authority, you have to be a lot more in touch with reality than Coach Z ever was.