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An article in the associated press this past week illustrates the concept of rejecting mediocrity. Coach Tubby Smith left Kentucky and is moving to become the coach of Minnesota. The article in the associated press read… “In Tubby Smith’s 10 seasons at Kentucky, the Wildcats never missed the NCAA tournament. They also won a national title, five SEC championships and 76 percent of their games. That wasn’t good enough for the demanding Kentucky faithful.” (Published: 3/23/07, 10:05 AM EDT By JON KRAWCZYNSKI of the Associated Press) The Kentucky fans do not like or want a mediocre basketball team. (This is not a value judgment of Coach Smith’s coaching abilities.)I am not here to pick on the Kentucky basketball fans or to get involved in the politics of sports. They reflect a cultural mind set that affects many of us. My point is this, believers should be as zealous about their spiritual lives as they are their sports team. We should reject anything less than the best.

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