A Minute with Drexel: Family is a team sport

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Hey, y’all! It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Who ya’ pulling for? This week, I’m coming to you from my parents’ home, where the family will be huddled around the tv a little later for the big game.

These traditional family events always remind me of how blessed I am to have a big, fun, loud and rowdy family. Like football teams, we don’t always get along, but the skirmishes are few and not all that important and in the end, we are always here for each other and cheering each other on.

The scriptures talk a lot about family and have great examples of what families should look like. We are told to honor our parents, take care of our children and train them in the right way to live. We’re told to look out for each other and we are given examples of being there when family is in trouble. You might say that family is a “team sport.”

Not all families look alike. Some families are bound together by DNA. Others are bound together by adoption or other situations. Some families consist of a special circle of friends. Some folks are looking for a family. Maybe we could step in.

This week let’s take time to appreciate the family we have and to tell them about it. If being in a family is a team sport, we need to remember we all have an important role to play and we should be top of our game every day. And that’s your minute with Drexel.

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